Former Liverpool defender Jimmy Carragher said that the absence of defender Virgil van Dyck from the England champions after suffering a knee ligament injury opened the door to the battle for the Premier League title in football and demanded his former team to sign a new defender as a substitute for the injured Dutch player.

Van Dyck will undergo surgery to repair the injury he suffered during his team's 2-2 draw with neighbors Everton last Saturday.

"The big question that arises right now is whether Liverpool can win the Premier League title without Van Dyck. I think the player's absence opens the door to the title struggle wide," Carragher told Sky Sports.

He continued: "With the beginning of the current season, I felt that Liverpool was still the strongest team, but with the absence of Van Dyck, which may extend to the end of the season, the task of Liverpool will become more difficult."

"Liverpool should enter the transfer market in January and the reason is not just Van Dyck's injury. The team is weak in this area anyway after losing Diane Lovren at the start of the season. Other players in these positions are vulnerable to injury," Carragher added.

Source: Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded

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