Liverpool have been postponed pursuing a January move for Inter Milan protector Milan Skriniar due to his substantial rate tag.

The Reds may aim to hire another centre-half next month as soon as the transfer window opens.

Jurgen Klopp has seen his resources checked to the max with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both set for prolonged lay offs.

It has actually required the German into playing makeshift centre-halves or turning to young players.

Skriniar is extremely thought about and has been related to several Premier League clubs.

However Inter’s ₤ 54m assessment seems more than Liverpool desire to pay, reports CalcioMercato.

The Reds have performed their transfer service well in the last few years with Michael Edwards working impressively along with Klopp.

Dejan Lovren was allowed to leave in the summertime without a replacement being bought in though.

It left Liverpool with 3 first-team central defenders but all of them are now unavailable.

Ben White was amongst the names previously linked with a relocate to Anfield but the Premier League leaders now have the unenviable task of attempting to hire quality gamers in January.

The midseason window does not often lend itself to huge name transfers, however the Reds might have no choice but to bring in a new face.

After Joel Matip hobbled off in the draw with West Brom Jamie Carragher urged his former side to sign someone in the New Year.

” I do not always mean bring in a centre-back for ₤ 70m- ₤ 80m, like a Van Dijk finalizing,” he stated.

” And not necessarily someone to go directly in the team – just someone there so Liverpool don’t wind up with 2 young lads at some stage if Fabinho was to go down hurt.

” Due to the fact that at this minute Liverpool Football Club have one senior centre-back who’s available this season and he’s injury susceptible. So they have to, need to do something in January.”