Conor Coady should be the fit for Liverpool's defensive issues

Conor Coady of Wolves during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Liverpool probably wish they had the impressive Conor Coady still around to solve any defensive concerns.

Conor Coady the Wolverhampton Wanderers captain issues instructions during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21, 2018 in...

If Liverpool are forced into the transfer market to solve their defensive injury problems then the answer to their issues could be in the shape of former player Conor Coady.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a central defensive headache on his hands after Dejan Lovren joined Joe Gomez and Joel Matip on the injury list leaving Klopp short of defensive cover.

 

Lovren picked up a hamstring problem early on in Monday's FA Cup third round defeat to Wolves leaving Virgil van Dijk as the only fit recognised centre-half at Anfield.

The injuries to three of his central defenders is a problem Klopp could very well do without as he looks to maintain Liverpool's push for the Premier League title.

Gomez is recovering from a fractured leg he picked up against Burnley last month, while Matip is working their way back to fitness after dislocating his shoulder in the Champions League win over Napoli in December.

Jurgen Klopp manager

Klopp would prefer not to have to enter the transfer market to ease his defensive concerns, but to lose three players in the same position could force the Reds manager into a rethink.

One player who should be in Klopp's thinking should be former Red Coady who has excelled for Wolves this season.

The Wolves captain was again composed and dependable for Wolves in the victory over Liverpool on Monday night as Wolves claimed another famous scalp this season.

Coady has become the defensive lynchpin for Wolves under Nuno Espirito Santo and his commanding performances have seen him emerge on the radar of England boss Gareth Southgate.

The 25-year-old has been an ever-present for Wolves so far this season and his development will surely have been watched closely at former club Liverpool where he came through the ranks and spent 15 years at Anfield.

Coady only made two first-team appearances for Liverpool and left for Huddersfield in 2014 before making the move to Molineux a year later and he is now undoubtedly establishing himself as a Premier League star.

Liverpool fans love seeing one of their own playing for the club and they probably wish they could have him back now to ease their defensive injury problems.

Conor Coady the Wolverhampton Wanderers captain moves away from Mohamed Salah during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on December 21,...

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