Fabrizio Romano updates on Liverpool's transfer plans
Reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has said that Liverpool are unlikely to spend significant sums of money on a new defender this month.
The Reds have endured a tough season with injuries and the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez could be out for the entire campaign.
Elsewhere, Joel Matip has also had regular injury concerns and that has left Fabinho as the only experienced option fit for the central defensive role.
Despite this, Jurgen Klopp recently emphasised that the club are unlikely to spend in January and Romano believes that could remain the case.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Romano said that the Reds are looking for opportunities in the market, but won't be signing a high-profile centre-back.
"They are looking for opportunities. If something arrives, they will be ready to sign a new player but spending €60m-€70m (£53.9m-£62.9m) for players like [Dayot Upamecano] or this kind of centre-back is absolutely impossible in this window for Liverpool," He told.
Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have got the chance to partner Fabinho in the central defence while club-captain and midfielder Jordan Henderson has also played alongside the Brazil international.
The club have recently suffered a slump with just two points gained from three games and they could be leapfrogged by Manchester United when they face Burnley on the road tonight.
The Red Devils are only goal difference behind them on the table and will be aiming to take a three-point lead ahead of their meeting against Jurgen Klopp's side this weekend.