How could Liverpool cross the line without Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold?

How could Liverpool cross the line without Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold?

Liverpool’s defensive crisis has been exacerbated by Gomez’s potential serious injury to England’s duty.

The center-back is set to join Virgil Van Dijk and Fabinoho after leaving manager Jurgen Klopp with a major shortage later.

The Reds are also without right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold for the next few weeks, with Andy Robertson from a foot injury available for action as the only member of the club’s first-choice.

And the German manager has a lot of unconventional options that he looks like he will see next week without Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez and Fabinho.

Potential Premier League line-up:

Allison, Williams, Matip, Phillips, Robertson, Henderson, Vijnaldum, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Fimino.

Neco Williams is preparing to step in for Alexander-Arnold, and Joel Matip has emerged as the most senior center-back.

Nathaniel Phillips, who returned from a loan spell at Stuttgart last season, is ahead after being placed at the club in the summer.

He is likely to partner Matip in Premier League action with Andy Robertson on the left.

Potential Champions League line-up:

Allison, Ann. Williams, Matip, R. Williams, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Jota.

While Phillips is set for a Premier League call-up, he is not on Liverpool’s Champions League squad.

Rhys Williams came up against Midtjland and started against Atlanta.

They are in line to maintain their position with Mati Tip when they receive the Serie A side at Anfield on 25 November.

Optional 1:

Allison, Williams, Matip, Henderson, Robertson, Keita, Vijnalndam, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Jordan Henderson has previously played center-back once in the Club World Cup against Monsterre.

Klopp has admitted that the midfielder could refill at the back, while Andy Robertson is also under consideration to play the position.

Klopp recently said: “We still have, obviously, other options like Hando or Guinea or James – or even a robot in the middle.

“For example, he’s not much younger than Mashera, and he played very well in that position.”

Optional 2:

Allison, Williams, Matip, Robertson, Simikas, Henderson, Kaita, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Liverpool chose to strengthen the left side in the summer, while Costas Simikas arrived as Andy Robertson’s cover.

While he hasn’t shown up regularly yet, he could get his chance if Klopp moves Scott into a center-back role.

That would leave people like Henderson, Vijnaldum and Milner free to support in midfield to save the back four.

Wildcard option:

Allison, Williams, Henderson, Matip, Robertson, Simikus, Keita, Vijnalndam, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

In desperate times it is sometimes said to take desperate action.

Given the lack of personnel in the defense, Klopp may choose to completely change its system.

Moving to the back five places will see both Hatterson and Robertson join Matip in defense in a single match, a system that can adapt to their features and protect more than the back four.

It will also give Costas Simicas and Neco Williams the aggressive freedom as wing-backs and give the Reds a new dimension with their key players.

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