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Klopp discusses centre-back options ahead of Wolves clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been discussing his centre-back options ahead of tonights FA Cup clash away to Wolves.

The Reds were hit by injury to two of their four first team central defenders in December, with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip ruled out for six weeks; leaving only Virgil Van Dijk and Dejan Lovren available for selection.

This has led to heavy speculation that the club will utilize the current transfer window to recruit cover for this position. But ahead of their third round tie, the manager moved to dampen any talk of transfers, instead hinting that he would rotate and work with what he currently has at his disposal.

‘To be creative. Or we play the two [Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk] again, we will see. If not, then we have to be creative.’ Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.

‘We will see what we do, but we cannot, we will not sign a centre-half for one game or whatever, that will not happen. Joe and Joel look good – obviously not good enough for Monday, not good enough I would say for the game after that, for Brighton, [but] hopefully then they are at least in full team training.’

‘I think for Joel it would be possible, for Joe at least there’s a little hope that it can be the same, so we will see. Joe had a good day, a very good day [on Friday], so that’s good.’

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