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Nicol: Liverpool should try to re-sign Lovren or Sakho

Liverpool hero Steve Nicol says they should try to re-sign Dejan Lovren from Zenit St Petersburg.

With Virgil van Dijk out for the season, emergency replacement Fabinho suffered a hamstring injury last night to join the Dutchman and Joel Matip on the sidlines.

Nicol told ESPN: "I think we should try and get [Dejan] Lovren back on loan, maybe that would solve the problem, [Mamadou] Sakho's not getting a game for Palace either.

"We're basically down to Rhys Williams who's not even a centre-back. It's just backs-to-the-wall time.

"Defensively you take no chances, clear your lines, keep things simple and try and keep a good shape.

"Joe Gomez is going to have to take the burden of that because he's the only recognised centre-back really left. I can't imagine Matip being fit again before at least this time next year, because he never is.

"Joe Gomez is going to have to grow up very quickly in this next couple of weeks."

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