Klopp delivers latest Liverpool injury update after Watford clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discusses the Reds's centre-half options after Martin Skrtel's injury

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool are facing a centre-half crisis ahead of their clash against Leicester City on Boxing Day.

Slovakia international Martin Skrtel was forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-0 loss to Watford with a suspected hamstring injury.

Mamadou Sakho returned from a knee problem at Vicarage Road after the France international missed their last eight games in all competitions.

I don’t know who will come back in this moment

Jurgen Klopp

Former Southampton defender Dejan Lovren suffered a nasty gash to his leg during last weekend’s 2-2 draw with West Brom and the £25m signing is expected to return to light training this week.

Speaking to Sky Sports following Sunday’s 3-0 loss, Klopp discussed Liverpool’s centre-half options ahead of the visit of leaders Leicester next Saturday.

“Martin Skrtel is injured now, that is a problem I don’t know who will come back in this moment,” Klopp said.

“Nobody had a rest, now we have to look who is available for Boxing Day.”

Brazilian defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva filled the void left by Skrtel at centre-half following the Slovakian’s 41st-mintue substitution.

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Germany international Emre Can also played at centre-half for Brendan Rodgers’s Liverpool side last season.

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