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Liverpool have recalled young central defender Morgan Boyes amid the injury crisis Jurgen Klopp’s are struggling with. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all out leaving the Reds short on options in the heart of defence.

The 19-year-old joined Fleetwood Town on a season-long loan back in August.

That was after he had made two senior appearances for -Liverpool in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup last year.

Fabinho, Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips are the three players available to Klopp to take the two central defence spots.

A statement on the Liverpool website read: “Liverpool FC can confirm it has reached an agreement with Fleetwood Town for the recall of Morgan Boyes from his loan spell.

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Dayot Upamecano is also said to be a target for Liverpool, but Hamann doesn’t think RB Leipzig will sell this month.

“Dayot Upamecano from Leipzig, who is absolutely tremendous at the back – Leipzig won’t let him go,” Hamann said.

“I don’t think there is any chance whatsoever that [Liverpool] get a centre-back who will improve them for the next six weeks or next few years.

“I think [Upamecano] has a [release] clause [that would become active] in the summer. These clubs won’t sell [mid-season],” Hamann said bluntly.

“[Klopp] needs to see what he can get in January. You look at players who are not in the Champions League, maybe a bit lower down, and I’m not sure this is the type of player that Liverpool need to improve.”

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