Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hit out at Jamie Carragher after the former Reds star questioned the summer transfer business.

Klopp is set to be without star defender Virgil van Dijk for the majority of the season due to an injury.

It comes following a summer where Klopp allowed Dejan Lovren to depart and did not strengthen his central defensive options.

Carragher had said on Sky Sports on Monday: “Liverpool certainly have to go into the market in January, not just because of Van Dijk's injury.

“They were weak in that area anyway - they'd lost Lovren before the start of the season - and the other players who are in those positions are very injury-prone.

Jurgen Klopp was not happy with questions over hus summer business
Jurgen Klopp was not happy with questions over hus summer business

“For Liverpool right away it's: who can we get in? I know the transfer window's just finished, but they have to be ready in January to bring someone in. It could stop going on to achieve what they want to achieve.”

Though Klopp appears happy with his options and hit out at Carragher’s comments following news that Van Dijk needs surgery after a horror challenge from Jordan Pickford.

Jamie Carragher had wondered why Jurgen Klopp did not improve his defensive options at Liverpool
Jamie Carragher had wondered why Jurgen Klopp did not improve his defensive options at Liverpool

"We went into the season with three centre-backs plus Fabinho as cover and some youngsters,” Klopp said. “It's hard to have four world-class centre-halves.

“If anyone wants to tell us we made a mistake, I think Carragher mentioned already. There are a few reasons why they don't do this job...

"People ask about transfers when only yesterday we found out we had lost the best CB in the world.

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"Yes, for sure it is not perfect. Joel Matip is not here, but that is our situation and we will deal with it.

“We are still a bit sensitive with the situation which is why we're in a different mood to you. We've known since y'day the best CB in the world is not with us."