LIVERPOOL now have NINE first-team stars out injured after Jordan Henderson picked up a knock on England responsibility.
The Reds skipper was taken off at half-time of England’s 2-0 Nations League loss at the hands of Belgium.
Liverpool now have 9 first XI stars out injured after Jordan Henderson went off in opposition to BelgiumCredit score: Reuters
How Liverpool may line-up for the sport in opposition to Leicester
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate merely referred to as Henderson‘s difficulty ‘tightness’ – with the placement and extent of the harm not but recognized.
Southgate mentioned: “Jordan had a little bit of tightness at half time and felt he could not stick with it.
“We’ll should assess him after we get again.”
Now Jurgen Klopp wrestle to place a workforce of wholesome stars out – and can but once more be compelled to raid the youth ranks for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Leicester.
Joe Gomez already suffered a nasty injury to a tendon in his knee throughout England coaching and was compelled to bear surgical procedure, that means he’ll miss an enormous chunk of the 2020-21 season.
Andrew Robertson also picked up a hamstring injury whereas away with Scotland, that means Liverpool’s whole first-choice back-four is now on the physio’s desk.
Virgil van Dijk suffered a season-ending knee ligament injury within the Merseyside derby following Jordan Pickford’s horror lunge.
And Trent Alexander-Arnold is also out having picked up a calf injury within the 1-1 draw with Manchester Metropolis.
Andrew Robertson picked up an harm whereas on Scotland responsibilityCredit score: AFP – Getty
In midfield, Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thiago Alcantara have all been scuffling with accidents.
Fabinho pulled up with a hamstring harm within the first-half of the Champions League win over Midtjylland.
Thiago has been struggling since being hacked by Richarlison within the heated conflict with Everton, whereas Oxlade-Chamberlain continues to be out after choosing up a nasty knee harm in pre-season.
In assault, Mohamed Salah has been ruled out after testing positive for coronavirus through the worldwide break.
It means Klopp has been left horribly short-handed for Sunday’s conflict with Premier League leaders Leicester.
Alisson’s return to health will probably be an enormous enhance, however he must take care of an inexperienced back-line forward of him.
Neco Williams will doubtless begin at right-back, with summer time signing Kostas Tsimikas beginning on the left after recovering from an harm of his personal.
Nat Phillips is about to maintain his place in defence after starring in opposition to West ham in his Premier League debut.
Nat Phillips may begin within the coronary heart of defence in opposition to LeicesterCredit score: EPA
Rhys Williams is also in with a shout of beginning vs LeicesterCredit score: Rex Options
Klopp will hope injury-prone Joel Matip will keep match to start out alongside him, in any other case Rhys Williams – who has starred within the Champions League this season – could also be given his Premier League bow.
Williams – who has earned his first two cap for England’s Below-21s this season – has saved a clear sheet in all three of his European video games.
James Milner will doubtless begin in midfield, alongside Naby Keita and Georginio Wijnaldum – who scored twice in Holland’s 3-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Up entrance, Roberto Firmino will probably be tasked with main the road, with red-hot Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane on the wings.
Liverpool’s bench for the Leicester conflict will probably be worryingly inexperienced.
Rhys Williams will doubtless be on the bench, alongside second-choice goalkeeper Adrian.
Children Sepp van den Berg or Billy Koumetio could also be roped in too, to bolster Klopp’s defensive choices.
Curtis Jones – who will push for a beginning spot – may be part of Takumi Minamino, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi on the bench.