Liverpool Can Not Spend £50m To Solve Centre Défense Crisis – Barnes

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Liverpool are in no position to “spend £50 million ($69m) on a player to address positional shortages”, says John Barnes, with the Reds not expected to find “the best set of centre-backs” in a difficult January market.

Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he remains in the hunt for defensive additions as another window winds down.

The clock is ticking on any efforts from the Reds to get fresh faces on board, but the focus at Anfield has been narrowed by another untimely injury for Joel Matip.

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Reinforcements were considered to be required before Liverpool suffered another fitness blow in their 3-1 victory over Tottenham.

Barnes has always been of the opinion that the Reds should avoid rushing into any deals and doubts big money will be invested before the next deadline passes.

He has told BonusCodeBets:

“It’d be nice if Liverpool could address the centre-back issue, but these are not usual times when you can just go out and spend £50 million on a player to address positional shortages.

“You don’t know what’s going to happen with Covid-19 and from a financial point of view you don’t know what the future holds either.

“Maybe Liverpool would feel it irresponsible to spend a lot of money now, and I don’t see any club spending a lot of money.

“I don’t think they’d get the best set of centre backs to change the way they play in the January window anyway, but if they felt that they could do that I’m sure they will.”

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