Liverpool have been dealt yet another huge blow as left-back Andy Robertson has picked up a hamstring injury.
The Scotland skipper felt his hamstring tighten after playing 120 minutes of the huge Euro 2020 play-off win over Serbia on There day and manager Steve Clarke has now revealed he is unlikely to play against Slovakia in today’s UEFA Nations League fixture.
It means Liverpool are now without the whole of their first-choice defence after injuries to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez followed up Virgil van Dijk’s lengthy lay-off after suffering an ACL injury in the Merseyside derby last month.
Alexander-Arnold was forced off in the 1-1 draw with Manchester City and is set to be out for four weeks with a calf problem, whileGomez had surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee after pulling up in England training.
Like his defensive partner Van Dijk, the 23-year-old is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
To make matters worse for Jurgen Klopp, talisman Mo Salah has tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with Egypt after attending his brother’s wedding. Although he is only said to have mild symptoms, Salah is now in self-isolation.
At this rate, the Premier League champions won’t have any players left for the visit of current league leaders Leicester City at Anfield on 22 November.
Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fabinho are also injured, with the Reds’ only fit and available defenders being Joel Matip, Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams.