Liverpool not expecting any transfer activity ahead of deadline day

Liverpool will not make any dramatic moves for centre-halves before the January transfer deadline despite desperately needing a new defender, sources close to Anfield Central claim.

We reported in mid-December that FSG had not given manager Klopp the funds required to make any signings this month.

The American ownership refused to provide the funds necessary to make a loan signing for Eder Militao and rejected the idea of moving early for the likes of David Alaba, Ibrahima Konate and Dayot Upamecano, our sources now report.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 26: Dayot Upamecano of Leipzig in action during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and RB Leipzig at BayArena on September 26, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY MATTHIAS HANGST/GETTY IMAGES.

The damaging effects that has had on Liverpool this season is clear for all to see. In their last six Premier League fixtures, the Reds have won just one game and lost twice, drawing three times.

Most notably, it has seen the champions blow their position at the top of the table, heading into their 20th game of the season in fifth place and seven points behind leaders Manchester City who will have a game in hand on the Merseysiders when Spurs leave Anfield this evening.

Klopp is furious, to say the least. Our sources claim that while the German understands that this season is one of the most unique in living memory due to COVID-19, signing a stop-gap defender on loan is, in his eyes, not too much to ask.

KIRKBY, ENGLAND – JANUARY 15: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on January 15, 2021 in Kirkby, England. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY ANDREW POWELL/LIVERPOOL FC VIA GETTY IMAGES.

The amount of money that Liverpool will lose by not retaining the title and (touch wood) by missing out on top four far outweighs the cost of signing a much-needed centre-back this month.

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