Liverpool are going to keep us guessing until the final minute on Sunday. The Reds fitness issues have left us scratching our heads as to just who will be playing against Brendan Rodgers’ side. Jürgen Klopp could surprise us all by playing Rhys Williams against Leicester City.
Liverpool injury list
There are question marks over the entire back four for Liverpool ahead of this Sunday.
Jürgen Klopp’s first choice centre back partnership are both out for most of the campaign with serious knee injuries.
Trent Alexander-Arnold still has around a fortnight left to recover from a calf injury picked up in the trip to Manchester City.
Andy Robertson complained of a hamstring problem after Scotland qualified for the Euros and he was left out of his nation’s next game.
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Jordan Henderson is also touch and go having been released from the England squad for a more thorough assessment after picking up a muscle problem.
Centre back options
At the minute Joel Matip is the last standing centre back.
Fabinho has filled in in the back four recently but whether he’s fit himself remains to be seen, though the boss has stated he is expected back after the international break.
Rhys Williams has impressed when given a shot in the back four, as has Nat Phillips. Both of these youngsters could be options for Sunday.
Henderson fitness is key
If Jordan Henderson isn’t fit then we could see Rhys Williams start against Leicester City on Sunday.
Should the skipper be unavailable for Sunday’s clash then the boss may want to deploy Fabinho in the midfield, if he trusts Williams to fill in in defence.
It is essentially a case of who he trusts more: Curtis Jones in midfield or Rhys Williams in defence.
When we know more about the fitness of the skipper for the game then we will have clearer picture of our lineup for the weekend.