How Fabinho can help solve Jurgen Klopp’s defensive injury crisis for Liverpool - football

How Fabinho can help solve Jurgen Klopp’s defensive injury crisis for Liverpool



Fabinho has emerged as a key component of Liverpool’s title-chasing side (Picture: Getty)
Jurgen Klopp rang the changes for Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with Wolves on Monday but still saw Liverpool’s injury list lengthen further.
Dejan Lovren limped off five minutes into thel 2-1 defeat at Molineux with a hamstring problem and the Croatian will now be unavailable for Saturday’s game against Brighton.
Of all the players Klopp would have wanted to come through that game unscathed, Lovren would have been near the top of his list given Liverpool’s paucity of options in defence at present.
Virgil Van Dijk is currently Klopp’s only fit senior central defender with Joe Gomez (fractured leg) and Joel Matip (broken collarbone) also unavailable for selection. More: TVBBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 after short illnessDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson slams generation snowflake for 'putting society backwards'Duncan left for dead in hit and run as Tim fights for a confession in Corrie
It is in instances such as this, when a club is hit by a spate of injuries all in the same area of the pitch, that versatile squad players come to the fore.
Fortunately for Klopp, summer signing Fabinho has the adaptability to fill in a variety of positions confidently and the Brazilian is likely to be key for Liverpool at the AMEX.
Here are two ways Klopp can configure his defence around the Brazilian for Liverpool’s weekend trip to the...
source: metro-liverpool
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