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Rumour Mongering: Neven Subotic Loan

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The tabloids are rife with speculation now that Klopp has opened up the possibility of bringing in defenders during the January transfer window. The Mirror connected the easiest of dots to connect, reporting that a loan deal is in the works to bring former Klopp protégé to Anfield.

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Liverpool started the season with five senior center backs. After injuries to Joe Gomez, Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, and Dejan Lovren, Liverpool are down to just one (margin of error +/- 1 Kolo Toure).

After Lovren went down with a hamstring injury Tuesday night, Jürgen Klopp reluctantly admitted that he would look into bringing in a defender during the January transfer window.

Of course, the media has been having a field day. I'm pretty sure I've been linked with a surprise Anfield move in some East European tabloid, which is weird because I'm not a defender.

Anyway. The always reliable Mirror got in on the action, and linked Serbian international Neven Subotic to a possible loan move to Anfield to help bolster injury-ridden defense. The 27-year-old defender played for Klopp at both Mainz 05 and Dortmund, but has fallen out of favor, making only four appearances for the club this season.

Despite the Mirror being, well, the Mirror, such a move would make a great deal of sense. Subotic knows Klopp's system, and a loan deal would ensure that none of the current crop of defenders gets forced out.