By Kevin Campbell

4th Feb, 2021 | 12:25pm

Kevin Campbell verdict on Liverpool last-gasp signings amid 'Nightmare'

Liverpool find themselves in a “very difficult” situation during their defensive injury nightmare but have done well to bring in two centre-backs in January.

That is according to former Premier League star Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Merseysiders signed Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak on deadline day.

Liverpool have been without Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez for the bulk of the season so far and have been forced to bring in youngsters and field senior players out of position as a result.

The highly-rated Kabak joins on loan from Schalke while Davies joins on a £2million permanent deal from Preston, a move first reported by Football Insider.

Some critics have suggested that Liverpool should have acted more decisively in the transfer market to solve their centre-back woes, but Campbell thinks they’ve done okay in the circumstances.

He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “Look, I just think you make the moves that you have to make.

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“It’s very difficult to get the players in that you really want. But I think Liverpool have done pretty well to get two centre-halves in because the injury crisis is a nightmare at Anfield, it really is.

“So fair play to Liverpool.”

Neither Kabak nor Davies were in the Liverpool team that lost 1-0 to Brighton on Wednesday evening, the club’s fourth successive match without a win at Anfield.

That result leaves the champions seven points behind league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.

In other news, Steven Gerrard may have had a major role to play in the signing of Davies from Preston, according to one big-name pundit.