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20th Oct, 2016 | 11:58am

Report: Liverpool eye January defender deal, Klopp friend to help out

By Harvey Byrne

Huddersfield manager David Wagner may use his Liverpool connections to take Joe Gomez on loan when the transfer window reopens in January, according to a report.

The Guardian claims that Wagner, who worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and was also named as best man at the Reds manager’s wedding, is interested in offering the 19-year-old much-needed game time.

The youngster, who moved to Anfield from Charlton in the summer of 2015, has had a torrid time with injuries in the past year.

The versatile defender ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament on England Under-21 duty last October and then suffered an achilles problem in pre-season.

He has recently returned to training, but has not played in a senior competitive fixture since a Europa League clash against FC Sion on October 1st 2015.

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Now Wagner is looking to help his friend by giving the defender necessary match time, which may be harder to find in the current Reds back line.

The loan will also benefit the Terriers defence and the Championship side have started their campaign in impressive form to reach fourth place with 25 points from their first 13 fixtures.

Huddersfield already have Liverpool young goalkeeper Danny Ward at the club, who has starred in 14 matches for the Yorkshire side.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Uruguayan prospect Agustin Davila has flown in to start a two-week trial with the the Reds.