Liverpool ordered to sign Lovren or Saho again
Liverpool legend Steve Nicole has suggested that the Reds re-sign Dejan Lovren or Mamdouh Saho as their defensive crisis worsens.
With Virgil van Dyke out of season, emergency substitute Fabinho suffered a hamstring injury to join the Dutchman and Eloel Matip on the lines.
With Gomez the only senior center-back available, Nicole had a language solution when she spoke to ESPN, quoted by Metro.
“I think we should try and win [Dejan] Lovren on loan, maybe that will solve the problem, [Mamadou] Saho does not get a game for Palace either.
“We’re basically down to Reese Williams, who’s not even a full-back. It’s just time to get back on the wall.”
“Defensively do not take risks, clear the lines, keep things simple and try and stay in good shape.
“Joe Gomez will have to take the burden of it, because he is the only recognized center that really remains. I can not imagine Matip being ready again at least this time next year, because he never is.
“Nexto Gomez will have to grow very fast in the next few weeks.
I wonder where he thinks Reese Williams is playing …
Or if, as my colleague Paul Gorst just suggested, he confused him with Neco.