Nathaniel Clyne is already expected to miss the start of the season with back problems, but one of his potential replacements is now also facing a spell on the sidelines.
Joe Gomez has been excellent this summer, shining against Hertha Berlin at right-back, but he picked up a knock against the Germans and won’t be used in our upcoming Audi Cup fixtures, reports the Echo.
Trent Alexander-Arnold wasn’t risked on Saturday either, but now either the teenager or his older Scouse team-mate Jon Flanagan are the only two options for the position.
Alexander-Arnold is the far more talented, but doubts about his defensive maturity mean Jurgen Klopp may use Flanagan, a safer option for the beginning of the Premier League season – arguably.
Either way, it’s fortunate that we’re so well stocked at right-back. If this was any other position, especially centre-back, we’d be in serious trouble with three absentees.