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Carragher confident Liverpool won't panic buy

Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher says they shouldn't panic buy amid an injury crisis.

Thiago Alcantara with a hamstring injury joined long-term absentees Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines, who have suffered calf and hamstring injuries over the summer, while Naby Keita failed to take any part in training last week as he suffered from illness.

"Liverpool's first-choice midfield - and the one that played at Fulham - is getting towards the 30-age mark," Carragher wrote in his Sky Sports column. "You think a younger and more energetic player at some stage is needed, they've got those players there in reserve but they're all injured. I would only want Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool to do that if they get the midfielder they want.

"Liverpool's success in the transfer market has been down to not panicking, it's not what they've done in the past, it's not what they're doing now and it can't be what they do in the future. If there's no midfielder they want out there, don't get him. But if they feel there's one who has that quality and is available, I would like them to do it of course. But don't panic."

Carragher added: "That's the way Liverpool assesses things in the transfer market. If you think about the deal with Virgil van Dijk, that deal fell through in the summer and they waited until January. They didn't get another centre-back - and they did need one - but they waited for the guy that they wanted. That proved very successful and that's what they'll do in midfield."



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