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Liverpool could face Leicester City with Fabinho in midfield

Liverpool face Leicester City this week with the Reds in desperate need of a change in fortunes. Jürgen Klopp’s side has been in torrid form in recent weeks and months. The injury crisis is responsible for a lot of the disjointed performances. Liverpool could face Leicester City with Fabinho in midfield for the first time since October.

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Poor Liverpool form

This has been an absolute nightmare couple of months for Liverpool.

Jürgen Klopp’s side have been devastated by injuries this term and it has started taking its toll.

The Reds have failed to win at home since before Christmas and have been beaten in three consecutive Anfield games.

A lot of the worst aspects of these performances can be chalked up to the ripple effects of the injury crisis.

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Although the centre of defence has been worst hit it has been so badly impacted that key players have been dragged out of position to help cover up.

Fabinho hasn’t started in midfield in the Premier League since October.

Centre back signings

Liverpool have been busy in the past week.

The Reds set about solving the defensive crisis by making two signings.

Liverpool brought in Ozan Kabak from Schalke on loan until the end of the season, retaining an £18m option to buy him in the summer.

Ben Davies also arrived at the club, joining in a £2m deal from Preston North End.

Neither player featured at the weekend but Kabak was named on the bench.

Transformative squad

When Liverpool take on Leicester City at the weekend they could do so with Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies in the centre of defence.

The pair will have had ample time to get somewhat up to speed with the Klopp way and he could throw caution to the wind by starting the pair.

This would free up Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

The two could return to the midfield, Fabinho playing there for the first time since the Merseyside Derby.

This would be transformative for the Reds, we’d be able to play Fabby, Hendo and Thiago in the midfield together again – a much more effective set up.

Fabinho and Henderson are crucial to pinning teams back in their own half, we haven’t seen enough of that of late. Hopefully we see it this weekend.

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