Joe Gomez have been ruled out of Premier League and European action for the next six weeks, sending shivers down the entire spine of Liverpool Football Club.
It only means one thing now for German boss Jurgen Klopp, and that is dipping straight into the January transfer market and scouring for a replacement.
The Reds have a chance to hold on to their new spot as number one, after Manchester City relinquished that title when they were heavily knocked back by a shocking defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Liverpool now lead the Citizens by a very narrow one point, and are keen on leading the charge till the turn of the year.
Klopp’s backline as well as his frontline have been the spine of Liverpool since the season went underway. Any slip in their next run of matches could scupper their chances of their first silverware since coming so close to one last season, in the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine.
Toulouse defender Jean Claire-Todibo has been catching the eyes of Jurgen Klopp and it is understood Liverpool want to step up their transfer interest in the young defender.
Juventus are already in pole position for the 18-year-old’s services, but Liverpool are in the frame now for his signature.