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Klopp Talk: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Defense

The Reds boss believes that the squad needs strengthening before the window closes.

Watford v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images

Liverpool’s game Saturday wasn’t exactly the best indication of all the ways in which this season is going to differ from the last. The 3-3 draw against Watford didn’t lend much credibility to Liverpool’s defensive strength at the moment, and Jürgen Klopp seems to be in agreement with us all that new blood is something the team probably needs.

“It's not about a player,” Klopp told reporters after the Watford game. “It's not as though one player can sort all the set-piece problems for Liverpool.

Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk remains the club’s top target to bolster its defense, but even if Liverpool manage to secure a deal before the end of August, it remains to be seen whether that will be the end of all of Liverpool’s current defensive woes.

“We are still working on all parts,” Klopp said about any new deals that may be in the works. “We cannot build them. We have to have talks, we're looking at all parts of the team.”

“The squad at the moment is not too wide for a lot of games because decisive players are not available. But that's our situation.”

There’re still a few weeks left before the transfer window closes, and it sounds like Klopp is unsure how things will ultimately play out.

“Everything can happen. But I’m not sure that they will happen. If I were sure, they would probably already be in or whatever. It’s still open for business.”

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