Liverpool suffer yet another injury blow as captain Jordan Henderson is forced off with a muscle injury in the opening 30 minutes of the Merseyside derby, meaning Jurgen Klopp has to use his 19th centre-back pairing this season!
- Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson went off with an injury against Everton
- Henderson’s injury caused further disruption for Liverpool at centre-back
- Jurgen Klopp has now used 19 different centre-back pairings so far this season
Liverpool’s injury woes continued as captain Jordan Henderson had to be substituted in the first half of the Merseyside Derby against Everton.
Henderson was taken off in the 29th minute, with Nat Phillips replacing him.
The 30-year-old had to go off after suffering what a muscle injury following a tussle with Everton’s Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Liverpool suffered yet another injury blow with Jordan Henderson being substituted v Everton
Henderson, who has been filling in at centre-back, was left in agony as he had to be taken off
Midfielder Henderson has been filling in at centre-back with Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez all sidelined.
Henderson attempted to play on but was unable to do so, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp having to make a substitution.
Phillips came on to play alongside Ozan Kabak, who joined on loan in January, with Liverpool having now fielded a staggering 19 different centre-back pairings this season.
Nat Phillips was brought on, with Liverpool fielding their 18th centre-back pairing this season
LIVERPOOL’S 19 CENTRE-BACK PAIRINGS THIS SEASON
Joel Matip and Fabinho
Rhys Williams and Fabinho
Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk
Jordan Henderson and Fabinho
Nat Phillips and Fabinho
Fabinho and Joe Gomez
Rhys Williams and Joe Gomez
Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk
Joel Matip and Joe Gomez
Rhys Williams and Virgil van Dijk
Nat Phillips and Joe Gomez
Joel Matip and Rhys Williams
Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson
Rhys Williams and Billy Koumetio
Nat Phillips and Jordan Henderson
Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk
Fabinho and Jordan Henderson
Ozan Kabak and Jordan Henderson
Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak
Fabinho, who has often been used at centre-back this season, is also currently out.
Liverpool named January arrival Ben Davies, who has yet to play for the club, on the bench, while youngster Rhys Williams has made 12 appearances this season across all competitions.
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