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Jamie Carragher's word of caution to Liverpool over January transfers

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool should wait for the right player if need be.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has urged a degree of caution from his old club when it comes to conducting their business in this transfer window. 

The Reds are currently down to the bare bones following last night's win over Stoke City in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final, with centre-backs now an increasingly problematic position. 

As a result, manager Jurgen Klopp may be forced into the transfer market in order to try and sign a centre-back because of the lack of options in that area, while some may suggest he could do with players in other areas of the field with 10 players currently sidelined.

Carragher is quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "I think there will be people coming in because of the injuries the club have at the moment.

"The squad is not deep enough. But I don't think as a manager and a club you want to buy someone now in a panic and maybe regret it for next season.

"If he can get the right player that he wants now, get him, if not, bide your time and wait for the summer."

At the end of the day, Liverpool are signing players that are not just going to be stop gaps, there is going to have be some kind of medium-term plan for whoever arrives if they are not looking towards the youth team or potentially recalling players from loan spells for reinforcements. 

Klopp has to balance that need for the team now with a plan for whichever comes into the club. It seems as though he is willing to give every player that is part of his squad a chance to shine, so there is little doubt that whoever may sign is going to get their fair share of game time.

Quality may be an issue, but the Reds' boss is probably confident of improving whoever arrives this January. 

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