With the news that Jose Enrique will be out of action for 10 weeks following knee surgery, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has seen that he may need to go into the transfer market in January and seek left back cover.
Speaking to the Liverpool Daily Post, Rodgers pointed out that Enrique’s injury is not ideal and a solution needs to be found.
“It is not ideal,” said Rodgers.
“You would prefer two in there to really be challenging. Jose is clearly one of the best left-backs in the league and to have him out is a blow.
“We brought in a cover one in Cissokho and you have the likes of Jon Flanagan who can play on both flanks comfortably.
“It is certainly something that if Jose is going to be out for a long time we would have to look at it for sure.
“We think Jose will be a few months. It is not a long-term one but will be the New Year for sure.”
With Jon Flanagan having a brilliant game against Everton, it looks like the young defender may get the nod ahead of Aly Cissokho for the upcoming games.
Cissokho who is on loan from Valencia has struggled to impress in the few games he has played for the Reds, thus Rodgers would be desperate to bring someone else in in January.
The January transfer window is always a difficult one to bring in new players as most clubs are not willing to sell their good players. Liverpool have however had some luck in this window as Suarez, Sturridge and Coutinho have all arrived in January. I am sure the scouts are hard at work to find a decent left back that can be signed in January. Liverpool have been linked with a move for German International left back Dennis Aogo.