£40m new Liverpool signing Fabinho has emerged as a new injury doubt for this Sunday’s season opener against West Ham. The Brazilian midfielder was seen leaving the club’s Melwood training ground with a club doctor yesterday after picking up a knock in training.
Dejan Lovren is unlikely to feature as he only returned to training recently, following his involvement as Croatia reached the World Cup final. Jordan Henderson is also unlikely to play after figuring in the England side that reached the final weekend of the tournament. Trent Alexander-Arnold was also involved with the Three Lions .
Klopp’s biggest problem comes at centre-back, where Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez all have minor injuries as they bid to partner Virgil van Dijk in Lovren’s absence.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss the entire season after a horror knee injury in which he damaged every ligament.
It might be a good time to play Liverpool.