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