Liverpool media round-up, Reds await Skrtel news, no Toure renewal, update on signings

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool should find out the full extent of Martin Skrtel's injury today according to the Daily Telegraph after he hobbled off during the 3-0 defeat to Watford at the weekend with a hamstring injury.

The report says that there are fears of a lengthy lay-off, with the likelihood of Kolo Toure lining up alongside Mamadou Sakho for the Boxing Day visit of Leicester City.

It states that with Toure's contract expiring in the summer, that it won't be renewed as Klopp looks to bring in Joel Matip from Schalke in the summer, while the deal for teenage midfielder Marko Grujic appears to be close to completion. 

The Daily Mirror, however, reports that Klopp could be tempted into buying a new central defender in January if there is a long lay-off for Skrtel.

However, the Reds centre-back options should improve over the festive period with the possibility of Dejan Lovren being available at the turn of the year.

Despite their latest setback, Emre Can is quoted in the Daily Express saying Liverpool can still finish in the top four and qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Reds are currently five points behind Tottenham who hold fourth position but more dropped points over the festive period could see them cut adrift from the sides who are in striking distance.

Can said: "We lack a bit of consistency but take that West Brom match [a 2-2 draw] - we were clearly the better side but like so many times before were not able to make use of our chances.

"We have to be more clinical, and that will add up to more points. We have shown really good football every now and then during the past two months. It is not that nice to play against us."

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