Liverpool fans are fearing another injury problem after Rhys Williams was left out of the England under-21 squad to play Albania tonight. Williams could be in line to make his Premier League debut against Leicester this weekend due to the injury crisis facing Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. But the 19-year-old now may well be a doubt after missing the Albania clash as a “precaution”.
Liverpool are already without first-choice centre-back duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez due to long-term knee problems.
Fabinho is set to return to training this week but it remains to be seen if he will be fully fit following his hamstring injury.
Klopp does have Nat Phillips to call upon and may consider using Jordan Henderson as an emergency defender.
But Williams impressed in the Champions League wins over Midtjylland and Atalanta and is surely close to getting his chance in the Premier League.
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“They need to get it right because it is a huge area of the pitch to have players missing.
“You win titles on a solid defence and last season it showed. All of a sudden it has been disrupted. It is going to be a big test.
“They need to definitely sign one permanently and then maybe nick one on loan with a view to a permanent next summer.”
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