Premier League: Ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Leicester City this week end, Liverpool’s injury list worsens as Rhys joins the rest.
Despite the massive number of first team players already out of Klopp’s starting eleven, the injury list seems to be non stop as young defender Rhys Williams joins the list.
Rhys Williams did not take part in the England under-21s’ 5-0 win over Albania on Tuesday, with the centre-back returning to Liverpool with a “very minor” hip problem.
England under 21 manager Aidy Boothroyd confirmed after the game that it is “very minor” and the decision was made that it would be “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,” he explained.
“Rhys wasn’t actually on the bench so I thought the best thing was to get him back to Liverpool.”
Rhys’ injury is the latest after Joe Gomez and Henderson with the England National team. While also Mohamed Salah has been confirmed Covid-19 positive for the second time running while on international duties with Egypt.
Rhys (19) is expected to feature heavily for Liverpool alongside Joel Matip and Nat Phillips against Leicester on Sunday, Atalanta in the Champions League on November 25th and then Brighton and Hove Albion.
This is a list of players currently unavailable for selection by the Liverpool manager due to injury.
Rhys williams – Minor Hip problem – Expected return date: Within this or next week.
Mohammed Salah – Covid-19 – Expected return date: Within the next week.
Jordan Henderson – Muscles tightness – Expected return date: Already in training but doubtful for selection.
Joe Gomez – Knee – Expected return date: Between three and six months.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – Hamstring – Expected return date: In the next month.
Fabinho – Leg – Expected return date: Within the next week.
Virgil van Dijk – Leg – Expected return date: Between three and six or more months.
Thiago Alcantara – Leg – Expected return date: Within the next week.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Muscle – Expected return date: A couple of weeks.
With a lot of Liverpool’s Players [Mane, Firmino, Alison, Keita etc] travelling over long distance [Africa and South America], Can they manage to beat the though and less fatigue Leicester side?