Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has come out to say that he could use a Javier Mascherano-type solution amid the club’s injury crisis at the back.
He recently revealed that he could possibly play Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner or Andy Robertson at centre-back in the centre back like Mascherano did for so many years despite being a DM.
According to him, these players he mentioned are not smaller than Mascherano and the Argentine player did very well in that position.
He added that there are other options he is looking at to slot into the CB positon and fans will have to wait to find out.
His words, “I know Nat [Phillips] the longest so I was really happy with this development. Since I know him he made big, big steps and is an exceptional character,”
“I said it before that the little problem was that we were all convinced, how it looked all the time… there were a lot of clubs interested in him and in the end, maybe because of the coronavirus crisis, nobody had the money to do it but we expected him to leave the club, to be honest. Thank God he didn’t, but that’s the reason why he is not in the Champions League squad, the only reason.
“He cannot be on the bench in the Champions League but he is available for the Premier League like all three are and now I have to make a decision.
“And we have still, obviously, other options like Hendo or Gini or James – or Robbo can play centre-half as well. They are all not smaller than Mascherano, for example, and he played pretty well in that position.”
“So yes, we have obviously still one or two options and one of them, we will choose. Which one, you have to switch on the television tomorrow night.”
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