Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that centre-back Ozan Kabak is a major doubt for Sunday’s game against Fulham.
The Turkish international played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last night but, in his pre-match press conference today, Klopp revealed the defender has suffered a “small” injury.
Considering the lengthy list of injuries to centre-halves, supporters on Twitter can scarcely believe that yet another player has been sidelined:
This season is a joke
— Fi-fi ❤ (@Fifi4Lfc) March 5, 2021
Is this normal ? The rate and amount of injuries we have ? Is there something wrong with our fitness trainers or something ??!
— black pearl (@blackpe96003219) March 5, 2021
— fahmiredooo~ (@fahmeeeeeeeeee) March 5, 2021
The main problem in ur medical team. No way all these injuries can happen on 1 season
— 𝓐 ح 〽️ 𝓮 𝓭 𝓸 𝓥 𝓲 Ↄ 82 (@amustafaegy82) March 5, 2021
Welcome to the club
— Μοναδικός νταμπλούχος αήττητος πρωταθλητής (@Omirosb) March 5, 2021
— Jefecito (@abubakar_aboki) March 5, 2021
Didn't miss one game for 04 (Well, apart from the ones he was suspended for) comes here and is injured within a month. Wtf is going on behind the scenes?
— LFCFAN (@AddybYNWA) March 5, 2021
It seems likely that there could be a TWENTIETH centre-back pairing when they line up versus Fulham this weekend. Nat Phillips has recovered from a minor knock that kept him out of the defeat to Chelsea. The 23-year-old may be asked to partner Fabinho, although Klopp also mentioned Ben Davies is available so it may be a good chance to hand the January signing his debut.
Considering the issues that the Reds have encountered in recent weeks, most fans will be glad when this season is over.