Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has urged the Reds to sign a midfielder amidst the club’s ongoing injury crisis while highlighting statistics regarding the Premier League giants’ transfer expenditure on social media.Jurgen Klopp’s side have been without the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones for all four of their league games this season. They have also been without Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita for three of their four games.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out for a lengthy period while Keita and Thiago’s return dates are unclear. As per This Is Anfield, Curtis Jones has returned to full training.Liverpool’s lack of quality in midfield was seen as one of the major reasons behind their poor start to the season. Klopp’s side have won just one of their four games.The Merseysiders have signed just three players this summer. Jose Enrique has now highlighted the club’s inactivity in the transfer window and net spend this summer. Liverpool have a net spend of €-5.10 million, the sixteenth-lowest in the league.Enrique urged the club to dip into the market for a new midfielder and wrote on Twitter:
“This is a joke. Can we sign a ***** midfielder!!!”
Klopp has been forced to rely on James Milner, Jordan Henderson, and Harvey Elliot in recent weeks. Milner and Henderson are entering the latter stages of their careers.The duo were overrun in midfield by Fulham, Crystal Palace, and Manchester United. Elliot has shown glimpses of his ability but still lacks experience.