Klopp names three players that could replace Fabinho at centre-back

Liverpool’s defensive woes continue with Fabinho the latest addition to the injury list.

The 27-year old midfielder was covering for Virgil van Dijk in the centre-back position as he was ruled out for the rest of the season.

To Liverpool’s dismay, the Brazilian limped off just 28 minutes into Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Midtjylland.

The sight of Fabinho limping off doesn’t soothe Liverpool’s defensive concerns.

With Joel Matip and Van Dijk sidelined, Joe Gomez is the only fit defender in the roster.


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Klopp believes he has the solution to this problem as one of Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams or Billy Koumetio could fill in for Fabinho at the back.

‘Rhys Williams did really well – that was really good,’ said Klopp.

‘He was commanding, he was chatty – it was a really good game from him.

‘The only problem we have now is that there are four days until West Ham, and every day you [the media] will make a story about him and he’ll have to deal with that as well

‘He is a talent, he is 19. 2 Champions League appearances and he’s won both. Promising.

‘But we have Nat Phillips [for the Premier League] – he’s a centre-back. Billy [Koumetio] – he will train too.’


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