Jurgen Klopp claims Liverpool are trying to sign a new centre-back and that the club will “still try to do the right things” in the transfer market.

Joel Matip suffered another injury as Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-1 on Thursday night, while Fabinho missed the match.

That meant the inexperienced Nat Phillips and midfielder Jordan Henderson played together in the centre of the Reds’ defence in the second half.

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Serious injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez already had fans requesting a new signing but their latest setbacks has seen Liverpool step up their interest.

On whether they will sign a new centre-back, Klopp told reporters: “Look, I don’t know. But we will try. It is funny when you all think ‘oh Liverpool will be just fine with the situation and they don’t care or try.’

“We try but there is nothing to say until something happens. We will see. The situation yesterday didn’t make it easier but we still try to do the right things. If that’s possible, we will do it. If not, we won’t.”

Asked whether their pursuit had stepped up, Klopp added: “My thoughts didn’t change but my words might have. That’s probably my English.

“Same situation as before. We work always on this. That’s what we did all the time. We will see.

“I am not sure there is an £80million centre-back available at the moment or that teams would sell. We need to find right player and it has to suit our financial situation.”


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