Liverpool could be set for a productive January of spending, according to journalist Duncan Castles.

The Reds are facing a defensive injury crisis heading into the New Year, with Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Nathaniel Clyne all sidelined. 

Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Castles says Liverpool are not afraid to spend big when they need to – something that could come to fruition next month:

I think we’ve seen in recent times with Liverpool that Fenway Sports Group have had no hesitation about putting serious money on the table to solve problem areas or improve upon what they’ve got in areas of the team.

And they’ve gone for top targets at high prices, like Virgil Van Dijk, Naby Keita, they’re working at the end of the transfer market where you can identify a player that fits your system and you have the money, unless one of the other really big clubs come in against them, to make those deals happen

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In fact, you can say even when one of the big clubs come in against them, because Virgil Van Dijk was of serious interest to Manchester City last January and they basically stepped away because of the offer that was on the table in terms of salary and transfer fee from Liverpool for Van Dijk.

It would not surprise me if FSG did the same in January, because they’re prepared to go there and they’ve got a lot of faith in Jurgen Klopp and they’ve got a lot of faith in their recruitment department.

Various reports are suggesting Jurgen Klopp will look for defensive reinforcements in January, with so many key men unavailable at the back.

The Liverpool manager has also shown plenty of faith in his squad in the past, however, so the opposite could easily happen.

It may be that he feels players such as Fabinho, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum can slot in and showcase their versatility while others are missing.