Liverpool might be sweating on the health of one other centre-back, Rhys Williams, who was not noted of the England U21 facet as a precaution on Tuesday night time.
The Younger Lions didn’t want the defender of their 5-Zero thrashing of Albania, however the Premier League champions might effectively do as they host high-flying Leicester on Sunday night time.
Jurgen Klopp is already with out first-choice pairing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for a major a part of the season, leaving Joel Matip as his solely senior centre-back.
Fabinho has been utilized in defence, however the midfielder can be nursing a minor damage drawback, and even when Klopp was tempted to make use of Jordan Henderson on the again, the Reds skipper additionally obtained injured on England responsibility making him a doubt for Sunday’s recreation.
All which means Williams, 19, has gone from Liverpool’s reserves to certainly one of their most essential gamers – though it seems to be just like the damage curse might need struck him too.
In yet one more potential blow to Liverpool, it was revealed the Englishman has a minor knock and was being rested for the Albania match on Tuesday as a ‘precautionary measure’.
Talking after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Man City previous to the worldwide break – the match through which Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered an damage – Klopp hit out on the intense fixture schedule this season.
“Hopefully we will play the Euros subsequent summer time but when we proceed like this let’s see which gamers will be a part of that,” mentioned Klopp. “Trent might be out for England [for the three games].
“What damage he has we don’t know however he can not play for England and he isn’t the primary and won’t be the final that Gareth Southgate will miss. He’ll have a scan, then we are going to see.
“We performed [last month] after the worldwide break at 12.30pm on Saturday at Everton. A few of my gamers had been getting back from Peru. These form of issues mustn’t occur.
“I spoke about two weeks in the past – in a gathering with the individual accountable on the Premier League who organised the fixtures. We can not change it [I was told]. It’s not about Manchester United, Liverpool and City.
“Normally within the season all of us have a [hectic] November and December. This 12 months the October is sort of a December, the November is sort of a November and the December continues to be like a December.
“The 12.30pm recreation – that may be a killer. If the Tuesday [Champions League playing] groups are in rivalry for the Saturday 12.30 that’s OK. However the Wednesday groups shouldn’t be.”