When Jordan Pickford determined to get airborne in his try and deal with Liverpool centre-back, Virgil van Dijk, there was solely ever going to be one end result.
Sadly, the Reds’ worst fears have been confirmed when a cruciate ligament harm was recognized, that means many months out.
With ideas turning to who the membership may purchase within the January switch window to quickly substitute the towering Dutchman, one former participant turned pundit has steered there’s no want.
“It’s an enormous blow for Liverpool however I do consider they’ve good cowl,” Carlton Cole informed Stadium Astro, cited by the Daily Express.
“I watched Fabinho play his excellent recreation in opposition to Chelsea and he was good in that place.
“For me, he was man of the match for the way in which he managed [Timo] Werner.
“[…] For now, I feel they’ve bought good cowl to cease the hole van Dijk leaves.”
By transferring Fabinho into the again 4, it additionally frees up a midfield place which provides Jurgen Klopp additional choices in that space.
Clearly, it’s an enormous blow for the Premier League title holders, however with a squad that has unimaginable power in depth, Liverpool is probably not in as dangerous a place as was first thought when Van Dijk was trudging unhappily across the perimeter of the Goodison Park pitch.