Liverpool’s entire starting defence may be injured for Leicester game

Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool (Photo by Owen Humphreys/Pool via Getty Images)

Leicester City play Liverpool when the Premier League returns this coming weekend. The Reds’ entire starting defence may be unavailable for the game.

When any club in the world meet Liverpool, the opposition team is absolutely searching for any advantages they can obtain: that’s on the pitch, off it and with regards to preparation. Leicester City are no different.

In fact, in modern times the Foxes are one of the more ruthless sides operating in the English Premier League. And while nobody wishes to hear that great players – or any athletes whatsoever – have been injured or contracted a virus, the Reds’ problems will have certainly shortened Leicester’s betting odds of winning the contest.

Liverpool have issues before Leicester City game

Brendan Rodgers‘ staff have been nursing his rather depleted squad of late. Actually, these fitness concerns were with the roster as the disappointing 2019/20 campaign drew to a close. However, the east Midlands outfit‘s problems aren’t as comparatively bad as their Merseyside opponents’.

There is a distinct possibility that Jurgen Klopp will be without his renowned and usual starting four defenders. Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold and arguably the best centre-back on earth, Virgil Van Dijk, are all sidelined for the encounter.

Left-back Andy Robertson missed Scotland’s last match with hamstring difficulty. Although he might feature in their next fixture before returning to domestic action, as per Liverpool Echo. Mohamed Salah is also a doubt following a positive COVID-19 test.

Following the Liverpool match, Leicester travel to Portugal to play Braga in the Europa League. At the moment the Foxes lead their Group in the competition, winning all games in fairly impressive fashion. Rodgers’ men have earned praise and plaudits on account of their UEL prowess in everything relevant I’ve read over the past month or so.