Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp should think about promoting Conor Masterson to the first-team.
The Reds have received a hammer blow with the news that Joe Gomez is to miss up to six weeks of action after breaking his lower left leg against Burnley.
The English defender was challenged heavily by Ben Mee and was forced off in the first half.
Gomez had forged a terrific parntership with Virgil van Dijk at centre-half and now Klopp must decide between Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip as to who becomes the Dutchman’s new partner going forwards.
With so many fixtures coming up, Gomez’s injury is frustrating.
Perhaps Klopp will need extra cover for a tesing period, and he should look no further than promoting Masterson to the first-team.
Masterson has tasted the bench before
The 20-year-old Republic of Ireland youth international is yet to make his senior debut for the club, but he has made the bench a couple of times in recent times.
Last season he was named a substitute against Manchester City in the Champions League, and he was then included in the first-team squad for the Merseyside Derby in April.
Masterson is known for being one of the Reds’ top young prospects.
He is a great ball-playing centre-back, possessing a great passing range as well as an ability to step out with the ball and break the lines. He’s only made two PL2 appearances this term but has only just come back from injury.
One more defensive injury could really harm Liverpool and so it would make sense to get him involved with the first-team again just in case.