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Liverpool’s injury table is getting fuller and fuller with each week that passes and their backline has been in particular trouble throughout the season.

Of course, Virgil van Dijk was the real major problem as he suffered an injury in the controversial Merseyside derby with Everton that has likely ended his season.

Joel Matip has already suffered a number of injuries this season as well and picked up a new knock in their lacklustre performance against West Bromwich Albion a few days ago.

Joe Gomez has undergone the knife after he required surgery for a tendon injury he had in his left knee, thus leaving Jurgen Klopp with the likes of Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams to play roles as they look to retain their Premier League title. Fabinho has also had to play in the backline at times, whilst Jordan Henderson has made an appearance in defence as well.

Therefore, with the January transfer window fast approaching, there may be no better time for Liverpool to make a move to bolster their ranks in the coming weeks. Whether they make an addition to their backline is something that will certainly have many Swedish bettors jumping to over the next few weeks.

Indeed, Daily Mail journalist Dominic King has revealed that whilst the Reds have no plans to bring in a defender on loan, he has not ruled out the possibility of a new permanent signing arriving at Anfield in January.

Initially correcting a tweet that had misquoted him, King wrote (via CaughtOffside): “Do me a favour: If you are going to put quotes out from me, can you get them right please? It says in the story they have no plans to bring anyone in ON LOAN as they have Williams and Phillips. There is no mention of anything on permanent transfers.”

Although King does not mention as to whether Liverpool or Klopp have anyone on their radar at the moment, signing a permanent defensive addition might not be such a bad move.

With Van Dijk and Gomez both out long-term and Matip prone to injury on more occasions than not, the Reds can ill afford to take a risk at the back, especially when they are aiming to retain their Premier League title crown at the first time of asking.