Jamie Carragher blasts ‘preposterous’ Liverpool transfer policy

Former Liverpool defender and Skysports pundit Jamie Carragher has taken an aim at the Liverpool hierarchy for failing to sign a cover for Virgil van Dijk, following the player’s knee injury.

Van Dijk sustained an injury in the Merseyside derby after clashing with Jordan Pickford and has been out for several weeks.


The issue was even compounded when England International Joe Gomez also sustained a long-term injury, leaving Jürgen Klopp with no option than to deploy Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in defence.

And Jamie Carragher writing in his Telegraph column says the club should have signed a center back by now.


I believe the club’s response should have been activated on October 19, the day Virgil Van Dijk’s cruciate knee operation was confirmed, the former Liverpool defender said.

Hindsight is unnecessary. I said then I did not think Liverpool could win the league unless they had a new centre-back in place on January 1.


They needed one before Joe Gomez was injured. His and Joel Matip’s appearance record was informative of that.

Frankly, it is preposterous that three months on and with the transfer window now open, Klopp felt compelled to use Jordan Henderson in the position against Manchester United.


And although Fabinho has been outstanding, he would be more influential in midfield. It has caused a chain reaction throughout the team.”

Maybe the club thought (Jurgen) Klopp is so good he can overcome any situation. If so, the last few weeks are a reality check for them.

At the moment, the impediments – albeit many of them unforeseen – look too much to overcome in order to meet the highest ambitions.


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