Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is dealing with an damage headache forward of this weekend’s assembly with Manchester United.
The Reds chief has been left to rely the price of Tuesday night time’s Champions League win over Napoli.
The German’s greatest situation is with younger full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, after the England teenager limped off in stoppage time.
The appropriate-back picked up a foot damage which must be assessed within the coming days, however has put his participation in Sunday’s conflict doubtful.
“Trent acquired a knock on his foot, we’re not positive about what precisely it’s,” mentioned Klopp post-game. “It’s painful.”
Alexander-Arnold has been a daily at right-back this time period. Joe Gomez has deputised in that place on events however suffered a fractured leg within the current win over Burnley.
That leaves Klopp trying down his defensive order and one man who might deputise, Joel Matip, additionally picked up an issue late on towards Napoli.
The previous Schalke defender suffered a shoulder damage in a stoppage-time collision, which reportedly noticed him taken to hospital for scans post-game.
Klopp stopped wanting confirming these stories, however when requested about Matip’s damage: “I’m unsure. No one informed me something about [Joel’s] shoulder, so hopefully that’s a great signal.”
Nathaniel Clyne, who has been battling accidents within the final 18 months, has additionally been lacking coaching these days and will not be match sufficient to function.
That leaves James Milner, who crammed in at right-back within the win over Bournemouth, and now seems doubtless to take action once more towards United.
However the ex-England midfielder got here off with cramp towards the Partenopei, and Klopp has been left to hope it’s nothing extra critical.
“Millie [Milner] had cramps – I hope it was solely cramp. That was it, I don’t know the rest.”
If not Milner then summer time signing Fabinho could possibly be requested to play within the place by which he initially made his identify in Europe earlier than changing to a defensive midfield function.
However Klopp was reticent to make use of him there at Bournemouth and prefers to make use of the Brazilian nearly solely in midfield.