Here is your Liverpool morning digest on Monday, January 25.
Fabinho mistake highlights transfer gamble
Liverpool's season has been massively disrupted by a whole host of injuries to key players.
Two of those are Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk - Jurgen Klopp's first-choice central defensive partnership - who are both out with serious knee injuries.
For their own reasons, Fenway Sports Group haven’t sanctioned a signing this month, despite Liverpool's need of more centre-back options.
Fabinho has slotted in at the centre of the Reds' back four and has done a stellar job for the most part, but the Brazilian was caught out in Liverpool's 3-2 FA Cup fourth round defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
Edinson Cavani was holding off the orthodox defensive midfielder, and the United striker turned him and won a free-kick on the edge of the 18-yard box - one that Bruno Fernandes scored the winning goal from.
The decision to blow for the free-kick looked rather dubious and replays confirmed that, but disregarding the officials, it was a moment where Fabinho perhaps showed his lack of centre-back experience.
The gamble from FSG not to provide Klopp with another centre-back this month could pay off, of course, but as things stand, Liverpool supporters might not see it the same way.
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Reds fans notice what Robertson did
Liverpool supporters have noticed what Andy Robertson did in the first-half of their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.
After Mohamed Salah handed the Reds the lead in the tie, United equalised not long after through Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood was picked out by a cross-field Marcus Rashford pass and when the England international controlled from his team-mate, you can clearly see Robertson trying to distract the eventual scorer by shouting in his ear.
Unfortunately for the Scot, it didn't work and Greenwood levelled the game with a calm finish considering the circumstances.
Liverpool fans noticed what Robertson did and shared their thoughts on social media.
Mick Moran: “Big fan of Robbo trying to use the old school ‘scream when they shoot’ tactic. It works more than it doesn’t so keep it up, la.”
Tommy: “I love Robbo so much.”
Empire of the Kop: “Can imagine this would be rather annoying if it happened to us, but it made us chuckle.”
Mill: “Robbo screaming at Greenwood to try and put him off was funny tho.”
Ynwaliverpool: “Did Robertson think screaming will prevent Greenwood from scoring? How about defending instead?”
Klopp sends defiant message
Jurgen Klopp is adamant Liverpool are making steps in the right direction despite being dumped out of the FA Cup – and claims to know exactly what needs to be addressed.
The boss is confident he saw sufficient signs ahead of a big week in which they travel to both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in the top flight.
“It’s not what we wanted so it’s frustrating, but it’s how it is,” said the Reds boss, who still hasn’t progressed the fifth round in the FA Cup during his time at Anfield.
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“If you want to win tonight you have to be in absolutely top (form). We were not at the absolute top but we made a lot of steps in the right direction.
“We can take positives. It was good preparation for the Tottenham game (on Thursday) with their counter-attacking threat. We know exactly what we have to work on.
“If you have a situation you don’t like then you want to get out of it. And we want to get out of it, and to do that you have to make steps.
“Tonight we made steps, not the final ones but we made steps and for the moment that’s okay.”