Jamie Carragher: 'Virgil van Dijk needs to lose weight'

Liverpool's Premier League rivals strengthen but Reds are weakened in January

Premier League clubs spend record-breaking £430million in January 2018

The Reds' did make one singing in the window, paying £75million for Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in a world record deal for a defender. "He needs to lose a bit of weight". "I think him going.in a few weeks, in a few months, we will see the harm it has done, him leaving". "It's not an issue at all".

'Very happy, ' he added.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 26, 2017 in Liverpool, England. He can bring a lot of things in already and that's good. We've had a lot of talks already but it is quite hard because our defending style - and I know how this sounds - is different to Southampton or to Holland so that's why it makes so much sense you get used to it. He was involved in the three biggest chances we had so that was good as well. We don't have to wait until then, so we got him in.

"We had, and we have still, the plan to strengthen the U23s - that's now obviously not the case in this moment anymore but we have other players that can step up".

'It's like expected to be honest, completely normal.

Liverpool FC coach Jurgen Klopp has defended star winger Philippe Coutinho's move to Spanish football giants FC Barcelona, although he acknowledged that he would have liked to keep him at the English Premier League (EPL) club.

The trio are now eligible to play for Liverpool in the knockout stages of the competition, which resumes with a last 16 tie against FC Porto later this month.

Tottenham have earned seven points from their last three away games, having collected just one point from the previous available 15.

When quizzed about Aleix Vidal, Valverde said: "He's not the undisputed starter but he's been playing and helping regularly, entering some games in the second half and starting both against Espanyol".

"But that has absolutely nothing to do with the next game". Our targets where we aim to finish at the end of the season [make it] clear these sort of games are six point games for us'.

The price was so low because the 24-year-old had entered the final six months of his contract at the club, sealing the move he very almost made in the summer-only for half the price. I'm looking forward to it.

Spurs showed against Manchester United that they are in good shape at the moment and they have not lost since their defeat by Manchester City in December. "It will be interesting".

Klop has named the former Southampton defender in his squad for the remainder of this season's Champions League tournament, with it obvious that Clyne is close to a return to action.

"[He] is still not in team training but he is as close [as he has been] since the summer", Klopp said.

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