With the number of injured players in Liverpool’s senior team increasing and the defence being affected the most, serious talks need to be made about moving forward.
This season has got off to a very shaky start for our back-line, with Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Kostas Tsimikas spending time out of action.
Joe Gomez is the latest casualty as the 23-year-old picked up a serous knee injury while training with England ahead of a friendly match with the Republic of Ireland.
The Liverpool man isn’t the only player to fall victim to injuries during the start of the international break, with Nathan Ake being forced off in the Netherlands’ 1-1 draw with Spain and Chrsitian Pulisic being withdrawn from the USA’s squad.
Liverpoolfc.com has confirmed that Gomez will make a full recovery after a successful operation and the Reds haven’t ruled him out for the season, stating that there’s ‘no timescale is being placed upon his return‘.
With a defensive crisis our hands, Klopp will be looking for a new specialist centre-half come the January transfer window, and a move for Turkey international Ozan Kabak is being talked up in the media.
There are 12 games to play before the window opens, and questions will be asked regarding who will step-up in the meantime, with new opportunities for young talent such as Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams and Billy Koumetio.