Liverpool dealt a major blow ahead of Tottenham clash with Fabinho out with a ‘minor muscle issue’ as Jurgen Klopp’s defensive crisis worsens – but Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson start
- Fabinho missed Liverpool’s clash at Tottenham due to a ‘minor muscle issue’
- The defensive midfielder has been a makeshift Reds centre back due to injuries
- In his absence, Joel Matip and makeshift defender Jordan Henderson started
Liverpool’s problems in the heart of their defence have continued with makeshift centre back Fabinho now out injured.
The defensive midfielder has been filling in brilliantly at centre back for the Reds with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip having missed large chunks of the season due to injuries. Van Dijk and Gomez are currently still on the sidelines.
Jurgen Klopp’s side travelled to top-four rivals Tottenham in the Premier League on Thursday night and were dealt a blow by Fabinho’s absence due to a ‘minor muscle issue’.
Fabinho was ruled out of Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham due to a ‘minor muscle injury’
However, the defending Premier League champions were bolstered by the return of Matip – who was selected to line up at centre-back alongside makeshift defender and captain Jordan Henderson.
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