Liverpool news Fabinho is giving Liverpool two problems as club stretched to limit MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - John Aldridge has his say on Liverpool's defensive problems before Manchester United come to Anfield on Sunday
Breaking News ! Liverpool know that a win against Manchester United on Sunday will see them rise back to the Premier League summit. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side lost at Burnley on Monday night, wasting their game in hand over the Reds to stay level on points at the top of the table and sit in second on goal difference. That has left the door wide open for Jurgen Klopp's men to capitalise at Anfield this weekend and assert some dominance over the chasing pack with Man City looming. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side won at Burnley on Monday night, taking full advantage of their game in hand over the Reds to open up a three-point lead at the top of the table. It means Jurgen Klopp's men must win at Anfield this weekend in order to claw back some of the deficit and start reasserting some dominance at the top of the table with Man City looming. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side drew at Burnley on Monday night, meaning they have now opened up a small one-point gap at the top of table. That has left the door ajar for Jurgen Klopp's men to capitalise at Anfield this weekend and assert some dominance back over the chasing pack with Man City looming. Must-read Liverpool FC news Man City truth about title race Man Utd make Maguire decision Crouch apologises for cup draw LFC set for Nike boost The Premier League champions are continuing to face some difficult injury problems - particularly in the heart of defence with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez expected to be out for the majority of the season and questions over Joel Matip's ongoing inability to prove his fitness for any sustained period. It means star midfielder Fabinho has been left to fill in at centre-back, which he has done superbly, alongside the young Rhys Williams, relatively inexperienced Nat Phillips or even midfield partner Jordan Henderson.
. "We’re putting a big importance on the young lads coming in and doing their job - we’re stretched to the limit there really.
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"Fabinho is our most important player. Take him out of the equation and we are struggling. "He’s been brilliant at the back and he’s been brilliant in midfield - we struggle at times in midfield without him. "Take him out and we’ve got no senior figure in the centre of defence, end of. "He’s irreplaceable in the squad."
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