Cape Town - Liverpool are suffering with something
of an injury crisis with Jordan Henderson, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and
Joe Gomez all likely to miss Saturday's clash with Brighton.
The Reds appear to need a win at the AMEX Stadium having lost
back-to-back matches against Manchester City and Wolves in the Premier
League and English League Cup respectively.
The Merseyside giants still enjoy a four point gap over City at the
top of the table though they will be without the four key performers
against the Seagulls.
According to The Telegraph, Henderson has a calf concern and faces a late fitness test to determine whether he could play a part against Brighton.
Meanwhile Lovren has a hamstring issue, Matip is battling with a collarbone concern whereas Gomez has a leg injury.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said of the injury crisis: "Joel (Matip) trained
yesterday first time with the team, which is already really good but we
have to see.
"We have to decide day-by-day how he is doing. He feels good, that's good for us.
"Hendo (Jordan Henderson) will train today, first time, and we will
see what that means exactly. Adam (Lallana) out. Dejan (Lovren) out. Joe
(Gomez) of course out."
With the players out, it is believed Fabinho will continue in central
defence, having played the role during Liverpool's FA Cup defeat
He will be partnered by the impressive Virgil van Dijk, who has
missed just one EPL match since making his debut for the Reds last