Liverpool’s injury woes at centre-back have seemingly deepened with temporary centre-half Fabinho forced into their Champions League clash with Midtjylland on Tuesday night.
The Brazilian has often been deployed in the center of defense to start the 2020/21 campaign, with Virgil van Dijk’s long-term ACL injury putting more onus on Fabinho to excel in defense for the Reds. Is.
Worrying times for Liverpool, as Fabinho continues to struggle with injury…
? Rhys Williams replaced by Joe Gomez? pic.twitter.com/hfjJIDffmB
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 27, 2020
He produced a man-of-the-match display against Ajax in Europe’s premier competition last week after an assured display at the back to start the season, but conceded a penalty in the eventual victory over Sheffield United at the weekend.
However, it looks like the 27-year-old could be set for a spell on the sidelines after being withdrawn after 30 minutes in Liverpool’s clash in Midtjylland with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
He was replaced by the talented 19-year-old Rhys Williams, who made his Champions League debut in Amsterdam.
While it is too early to tell how serious the injury is, the Brazilian’s set will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Ham.
Virgil van Dijk?
Liverpool only on one senior centre-back? #UCL #LIVMID pic.twitter.com/QeFuZ6oouP
— Gol (@gol) October 27, 2020
Thus, for now, Joe Gomez is the Reds’ only fit senior centre-back option. Joel Matip has missed Liverpool’s last two games through injury and was not in the squad for their midweek clash.
Along with teenager Williams, the Reds have centre-backs Billy Cometeau and Nate Phillips on their books in the youth ranks.