William has made his way back to Anfield after picking up a knock while away on international duty.
being sent home from theEngland
Under-21 squad, he joinedLiverpool
’s list of defensive injury concerns.
William joined Liverpool’s senior squad in 2019 after eight years in the club’s youth set-up.
He has played in three Champions League games and two Carabao Cup fixtures for Liverpool this season and his style of playing is similar toVirgil Van Dijk
Given that both Van Dijk andJoe Gomez
could not play due to the injury, William had the opportunity to show his competence but his progress stopped.
"He had a very minor stiff hip," Boothroyd told reporters of William's condition. "It was in his best interests to get him back to Liverpool.
"With all the players, if there's any potential injuries or niggles then our medical staff is in contact with the club.
"Rhys wasn't actually on the bench so I thought the best thing was to get him back to Liverpool."
Klopp is facing an injury crisis and at the top of the table is competing with Leicester City on Sunday.
Liverpool are working on the fitness of captainJordan Henderson
and summer signingThiago Alcantara