The Premier League champions received a major setback when star defender Van Dijk suffered a ligament injury against Everton last month.


To add to Liverpool’s woes, Gomez suffered a tendon problem while training with England last week and is set to be sidelined for a number of months.



With Joel Matip having had fitness issues of his own and makeshift centre-half Fabinho only close to returning to action following a hamstring injury, it has been widely assumed that Liverpool would dip into the January market.


However, Liverpool are not planning to land a new central defender when the winter transfer window opens in January despite being short of options at the back.



Jurgen Klopp’s side have been linked with a number of defenders following the injuries to Van Dijk and Gomez, including Dayot Upamecano and David Alaba.


Despite being linked with a host of names, Liverpool are unlikely to formalise a move for a new centre-back, although the stance could change.



Youngsters Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips impressed when called upon in recent weeks and Klopp will be hopeful that they can help him navigate the injury concerns at the back.