Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp should abandon any plans to try and sign James Tarkowski and instead put his faith in wonderkid Ki-Jana Hoever.
The Reds were reported on Thursday morning to be interested in trying to get the Burnley defender in on loan, with the Clarets wanting a staggering £50 million or no deal (The Daily Mail).
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is managing a defensive crisis at present, with Dejan Lovren the latest to fall victim to injury following Joel Matip and Joe Gomez’s absences.
The Croatian should return after only a couple of games out, but it hasn’t stopped reports predicted Liverpool will seek cover in January.
The move is very unlikely to happen, but Klopp shouldn’t even be entertaining the idea of even a loan move for Tarkowski, because youngster Hoever can rise to the challenge.
Klopp should trust in Hoever
Hoever replaced the injured Lovren against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup on Monday and basically played the whole game.
The Dutchman was highly impressive alongside Fabinho in central defence, and surely warrants the chance to sit on the bench for the coming Premier League games.
There is little point in trying to loan Tarkowski when Lovren and Matip will both be back in amongst it before long.
Klopp should save money and have faith in Hoever to occupy a place on the bench for the next couple of games, with Fabinho to partner van Dijk at centre-back.
Trent Alexander-Arnold came through the ranks to make a name for himself at Anfield after Klopp trusted him, and maybe Hoever could be the next gem.