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Klopp rules out defender signing in January with Liverpool already well-stocked

Jurgen Klopp has rubbished claims that he may be tempted to dip into the January transfer market for another defender, with the Liverpool boss considering his squad to be well-stocked in that department.

The Reds have, like Premier League title rivals Manchester City, endured the odd injury setback in that area this season.

Joel Matip has taken in a lengthy spell on the sidelines, while Dejan Lovren was forced off during a 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

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The Croatia international has, however, been included in Klopp’s squad for a crucial Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg and will be ready if required in Austria on Tuesday.