“The last thing we needed” Klopp’s Reaction after Fabinho injury

Jurgen Klopp is facing a tough few weeks as Liverpool manager with no first-team centre back after Fabinho went off injured in Liverpool’s game against Midtjylland in the Champions League.
Fabinho and Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp consoles Fabinho. Original photo source Sky

Fabinho was filling in for the already injured Virgil Van Dyk alongside first-team regular Joe Gomez.

VVD is set to undergo knee ligament surgery after the rash and quite reckless tackle from Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford which was given no punishment. VVD will miss the remainder of the season after this tackle, plus fellow centre back Joel Matip is also out injured and we are unaware as to when he will return.

Fabinho pulled up in the first half-hour of the game with a hamstring injury and was replaced by 19yr old Rhys Williams to compound Liverpool’s inuĵury woes.

Williams spent last season on loan to Kidderminster Harriers who play in the National League North, six tiers below the current Premier League Champions Liverpool. 

Williams only made his Liverpool debut in September against Lincoln in the EFL Cup where he played the full 90’ minutes. 

Klopp mentioned that “(Williams) did really well. Everything was calm around him. We will try to do that as well. He’s talented, he plays for England U20’s, he’s 19 years old, and I didn’t tell anything newsworthy when I said he had more Champions League minutes than Premier League minutes, he didn’t play in the Premier League yet but has two Champions League appearances now. He won both games too which is pretty exceptional.”

Klopp has three youngsters to choose from for their next game at home to West Ham United. At his disposal is Nathanial Phillips or 17-year-old Billy Koumetio, who only signed his first pro contract in August and has only made one appearance above U18 level.

Original Story Source Sky Sports

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