Lawrenson looks for implementations for the Premier League Champions

Sat 14 November 2020 | 0:38

Mark Lawrenson says Liverpool have had many injuries, the Reds legend awaiting money, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk were sidelined, and Joel Matip is “like a willow tree” that could break in the wind.

Van Dijk suffered a knee injury in a Merseyside derby date with Everton.

Joel Matip also was injured, while Fabinho was knocked down soon after being requested to prepare the cover for absent colleagues.

Gomez suffered from knee injury too, while right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is facing a calf complaint.

Lawrenson assumes that he has to look for carrying out implementations for the Premier League champions in January, with the former Reds defender telling talkSPORT : “Joe is a very, very important player.  Obviously with Virgil van Dijk out, it would be Joe Gomez and another.

“The thing with Joe Gomez is he’s had his operation straight away and they’re already saying he’ll miss most of the season, but that sounds to me really that he might just make it back towards the end.

“And Matip is a decent player but he’s like a willow tree; he occasionally gets blown over and he’s not fit for two or three weeks, so he’s another worry.

“Some of the younger players have come in and they’ve done absolutely fine, but I think you’re looking at Matip, if fit, with the likes of Fabinho or maybe even Henderson [playing in defence] at some stage.

 “He’s going to have to go out and buy somebody, and it won’t be a difficult conversation with the owners. They’ll realise what’s going on; the great thing about them is they’ve got this sporting franchise in America and they know people lose form and get injured, so it’s case of who he’s going to bring in.


source: SportMob