Alan McInally on Jurgen Klopp’s biggest problem in January

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Sky Sports pundit Alan McInally believes that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp must sign one of three former Borussia Dortmund stars.

Speaking on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, McInally says Klopp’s biggest problem in January is deciding which Borussia Dortmund star to sign.

The Reds have been linked with potential moves for several of his former Borussia Dortmund stars, with defensive duo Mats Hummels and Nevin Subotic being linked by the Mirror when he first arrived at Anfield in October. 

And McInally says Klopp’s biggest problem in January is deciding which one of Lukas Piszczek, Nevin Subotic or Mats Hummels he should sign.

“His biggest problem is whether he goes and gets Piszczek, Subotic or Hummels from Borussia Dortmund,” he told Sky Sports Soccer Saturday.

“I think he will be looking for one of them to play at the back.”


Defence has certainly been an issue for the Reds this season, with them having conceded 1.2 goals per game so far in the league.


It will be the other end of the pitch that is of most concern to Klopp though, with his side having only managed to score 1.1 goals per game this season, a tally that is level with Sunderland, who currently sit inside the bottom three. 

Christian Benteke is currently their top goalscorer with six league goals to his name, but has mostly struggled to settle at Anfield since his big money from Aston Villa in the summer. 


With Daniel Sturridge still struggling to maintain his fitness, and Divock Origi a work in process, Klopp may be more tempted to strengthen his forward line rather than focusing on the defence in January. 

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