The Red manager is now without key players like Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez this weekend. While Mo Salah is down again with Positive For Coronavirus Again, the Reds’ injury woes continue, each passing week bringing with it a new headache, a new dilemma for Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff.
The list just grows and grows. Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. And now, potentially Jordan Henderson too.
Mohamed Salah, who has scored eight league goals for Liverpool this season, could miss the Premier League champions’ next two matches. Klopp may need to tweak his system, ask players to play new roles or, perhaps, trust in their Youngsters for the upcoming clashes.
The manager will, of course, wait as long as possible before deciding upon his starting line-up. Until then, he will just be praying that Liverpool’s brand-new treatment room will not have any more new visitors before Sunday.