Four points clear at the top of the Premier League but as many defenders short would be the easiest way to describe the conundrum Liverpool find themselves in at the moment.
Bad news arrived from Melwood this week as Trent Alexander-Arnold became the latest injury setback to add to Jürgen Klopp’s defensive headache.
The 20-year-old right-back played through the full 90 minutes against Brighton but the extent of the knee injury he picked up during the warm-up revealed itself fully after the match. At the moment it is extremely difficult to put a definite timescale on TAA’s return but it’s certain he will be out of contention for Crystal Palace.
The England international has been one of the outstanding performers for Reds this season and will be greatly missed against the Eagles. The Twelve algorithm rates him as the seventh most valuable Liverpool player after 22 league matches, which can be considered quite an impressive feat given the attack-oriented nature of Klopp’s side. Read More