Liverpool are not expected to pursue any January deals to reinforce their defence.

According to ESPN, the Premier League leaders are bracing themselves for a quiet winter market, despite the injury crisis that is developing in defence.

There are fears over the fitness of both Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk, who have both sustained injuries recently.

Lovren was forced off during the opening stages of the FA Cup defeat to Wolves, while van Dijk himself was forced to sit out of the game.

Fabinho was used as a makeshift central defender during the game and could feature there going forward.

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While neither injury is believed to be too serious, it has raised concerns over the quality in depth available to Jurgen Klopp.

This led to suggestions that the Reds could look to bring in a defender during the January period, but that no longer appears to be the case.