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Liverpool could be without any senior centre-backs for crunch Tottenham clash

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Jurgen Klopp doesn’t know if any senior centre-backs will be available for Tottenham clash

As reported by the Daily Mail, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the Reds may not be without any senior centre-backs for the crunch game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham will go head to head against Liverpool in a top-of-the-table clash at Anfield on Wednesday night. With both teams locked on the same number of points, a win for either team would be pivotal in the race for the title.

And, heading into the game, Liverpool have a number of injury issues in defence. While both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are long-term absentees, the Reds also lost Joel Matip with a back problem last weekend against Fulham. And Klopp has admitted that he doesn’t know if the Cameroonian will be ready for the game. (h/t Daily Mail)

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“I don’t know yet. He left (the Fulham game) with a back spasm. The physios are on him 24 hours. We have another session today so we’ll see.”

If Matip isn’t fit, Liverpool will go into the game without any senior centre-back. The Reds have been using defensive midfielder Fabinho at the heart of the defence and might be forced to call upon youngsters Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips to fill in.

Apart from defence, Liverpool will also be without key midfielders Thiago Alcantara and James Milner while Xherdan Shaqiri is also ruled out. However, the manager was optimistic that Naby Keita could return for the game against Tottenham. (h/t Daily Mail)

“Naby is a maybe. Yesterday (Monday) he was involved in the extended warm-up. No-one else (will be coming back).”

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