Liverpool Should Not Spend £50m To Replace Van Dijk – Redknapp
Liverpool shouldn’t be investing £50 million ($66m) in a brand new centre-half “for the sake of it” in January, says Jamie Redknapp, with there no must panic regardless of Joe Gomez becoming a member of Virgil van Dijk on the remedy desk.
The Reds’ wretched run of fortune on the harm entrance has continued into the November worldwide break.
Having already misplaced talismanic Dutchman Van Dijk to knee ligament injury , whereas seeing the likes of Fabinho and Joel Matip choose up knocks, Gomez has now been pressured out of the England squad.
He has suffered a knee downside of his personal, however Redknapp just isn’t satisfied that Jurgen Klopp has to splash the money on the flip of the 12 months as speak of strikes for the likes of Dayot Upamecano and Kalidou Koulibaly builds.
The previous Reds midfielder informed Sky Sports activities : “It’s a tough one. I’ve heard individuals say that they’ve received to exit and get a very large signing as a result of Virgil goes to be injured, but when he goes by the best rehab to get match, he’s not going to be too distant from coming again in perhaps March or April time as a guess.
Usually it’s six or seven months, he’s an extremely match man and he’ll be a very good healer.
“You don’t need to usher in somebody for the sake of it for £40m or £50m as a result of you recognize you’ve received somebody coming again actually shortly.
However should you’ve misplaced Gomez as nicely, you’re actually trying to get into the market and try to usher in somebody in January or as shortly as you possibly can, be it a mortgage, be it a signing – nevertheless it’s not going to be straightforward to get gamers in.
“Your arms are tied to a sure extent as a result of immediately, everybody is aware of you’re determined so the costs are going to get inflated.
Liverpool have labored the market so nicely, they’ve not at all times purchased the massive stars, they’ve made them stars.
Virgil could be the reverse, they paid £75m for him however what his price now can be, perhaps 3 times as a lot as that as a result of he’s such an unbelievable participant.
“Defenders are at a premium as a result of there’s not many good ones round that may play like Virgil, that may defend like Joe Gomez, who continues to be a younger man. I actually hope it’s weeks relatively than months however I don’t just like the rumours which can be popping out of the squad.”