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Klopp confirms Liverpool will NOT sign defensive reinforcements

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not sign defensive reinforcements before the transfer window closes.

The Reds have chose not to replace Dejan Lovren, who departed for Zenit St. Petersburg this summer.

Injuries to Joel Matip and Joel Gomez forced Fabinho to start against Chelsea last weeked, but that isn't a concern to Klopp.

Speaking before Monday's clash with Arsenal, Klopp said: "I don't expect a lot to be honest.

"You think you are well covered, we have three absolutely top, top, top centre-halves, young players in line, Fabinho in the back hand if you want and then all of a sudden three players are out for a few days and that is not nice.

"But you cannot solve that in the transfer market. That is just not possible. We will not even try if nothing more serious happens. I hope we don't have to try that.

"If the situation stays like it is at the moment then no there will be nothing

"All the rest we are in quite a good place squad wise and what the outcome [on outgoings] will be I have no idea at the moment. We will see."

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