Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly growing frustrated with the club’s owners FSG and their transfer policy after they refused to okay a January move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Reds have suffered a crisis in defense this season and it has contributed to their recent struggles and hampered their chances of defending their title. The likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip may not play any part in the ongoing season.
The Reds chose to make moves for Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies in cut-price deadline day deals last month although none have played for the Reds since their arrival amid home defeats to Brighton and Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp is not happy that his request for Koulibaly was snubbed and this has been made known in a report by The Sun.
Although the 29-year-old defender had a £100million price tag slapped on him, the German gaffer was eager to have him in the side to help sort out the crisis in the defense.
However, FSG believed that they’ve punched above their weight considering the appalling financial climate and the raging coronavirus pandemic.
The Reds have been forced to make do with makeshift center-back pairings in recent weeks after Matip joined Van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the treatment table. The Cameroonian defender suffered an ankle ligament injury in the game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Although Liverpool made additions to their squad in the summer with the arrival of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota, injuries continue to plague them this season.
Thiago Alcantara on his arrival missed almost three months of action due to a knee injury while Jota has just returned to training after two months out with a knee problem.
He started like a house on fire in his Liverpool career only to suffer the injury setback. Thiago, on the other hand, has had it difficult since his return.
The Reds sit 10 points behind leaders Manchester City who also have a game in hand after they beat Jurgen Klopp’s men 4:1 at Anfield on Sunday.
The Reds may have to settle for a fight for the UEFA Champions League next season although they topped the table at Christmas. Their next game is against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.