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Wanted: Center-Back Who is Fit; All Ages Welcome

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Timo Werner of Chelsea is challenged by Ozan Kabak of Liverpool as he scores a goal which is disallowed for offside following a VAR review during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on March 04, 2021 in Liverpool, England
Timo Werner of Chelsea is challenged by Ozan Kabak of Liverpool as he scores a goal which is disallowed for offside following a VAR review during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on March 04, 2021 in Liverpool, England
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Per Paul Joyce, Liverpool’s new signing at center-back may be unavailable to face Fulham on Sunday after picking up a knock against Chelsea, which would make him the eighth player tipped to play center-back who has missed a game through injury thus far this season.

Jürgen Klopp gave fitness updates on Nat Phillips, himself returning from a knock, and Ben Davies, who has yet to feature for the Reds through injury. Both players have been deemed “ready” to face Fulham.

Klopp is hesitant to play Davies so soon after his arrival and return from fitness, and in a new partnership — but the injuries elsewhere might leave the manager with no other options, despite his misgivings around the disruption caused by so many changes.

“If you bring one new player and then a second new player it changes everything, so we have to see which decision we make for it.”

There is yet no word whether Kabak will be fit for the second leg of the Champions League tie against RD Leipzig.