A 2-0 win over Danish champions FC Midtjylland in Anfield meant that Liverpool continued their 100% start to this year’s Champions League season thanks to goals from Diogo Jota in the second half and a late penalty from Mohamed Salah.
Jamie Carragher has offered a bold but intriguing solution to Liverpool’s defensive injury crisis.
Fabinho’s hamstring problem, which occurred during the Champions League win over Danish champions FC Midtjylland, means that Liverpool now only have one fit central defender.
With Virgil van Dijk likely to miss most or all of the season due to a serious knee injury, and Joel Matip also currently unavailable, Joe Gomez is now the only fit central defender available to the senior national team.
However, the night was marred by an injury to substitute Fabinho, who was replaced in the first half due to a hamstring problem.
And the former legend of the Reds, Carragher, gave a hilarious answer after the game in Midtjylland, after being asked if he could come out of retirement and help out his former club.
The 19-year-old Rhys Williams, who was on loan to Kidderminster Harriers last season, replaced Fabinho against the Danes, but with the intense Premier League and Champions League schedule looming ahead of January’s transfer window, there are concerns about how the Reds will handle the situation.
There have been suggestions that midfielders Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, who had previously been in the rearguard for Liverpool, could be pushed back into service.
The Bootle-born defender hung up his boots in May 2013 after playing 737 games for the Reds and winkingly answered when asked by CBS (quoted about Hitc) if he would receive the call from Liverpool.
“Well, from the looks of it, I think it could be half a chance,” said Carragher.
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“At this moment there is no one on television who speaks a better game than I do”.
Asked if he and Klopp had reconciled after comments suggesting that Liverpool had erroneously not fielded a replacement for Dejan Lovren this summer, Carragher added: “Well, he’s only on my right shoulder [Carragher was standing on the sidelines of the Anfield pitch].
“I’m just being careful. He’s six feet tall, isn’t he? Did you see how tall he is? Why do you think I’m still on my head? (from where Carragher watches the Midtjylland game).”.