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Klopp confirms fresh injury blow for Liverpool

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The Reds boss has confirmed another injury setback ahead of the Premier League match against Fulham this weekend.

Ozan Kabak is the latest Liverpool star to suffer an injury ahead of Sunday’s match against Fulham at Anfield.

The Turkish center-back, who arrived on loan from Schalke in January, played the full 90 minutes of Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday. He sustained a knock during the match, though, and is now doubtful for this weekend.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the news, but he cannot rule Kabak out until he has more information on the ‘little problem’.

“Ozan had yesterday after the game a little problem. He has played a lot of games now and we will see if he is ready for Fulham,” said Klopp in a pre-match conference on Friday afternoon.

“It doesn’t look like in the moment, so we will have to find solutions.”

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip remain unavailable with injuries. Nat Phillips, on the other hand, missed the Chelsea match due to a slight knock but is expected to be available for Sunday along with January signing Ben Davies.

“Nat, I think, will be ready and Ben as well,” confirmed Klopp.

“For Ben it’s not easy in our situation; we brought him in and he has to adapt and all of these kind of things. He is a really good player.

“If you bring one new player and then a second new player it changes everything, so we have to see which decision we make for it.

“It looks like from the boys who were available – and I didn’t get the final information yet, only yesterday after the game – the game could come too quick for Ozan, but Nat should be ready again and Ben.”

Another center-back option Klopp may use is Fabinho, who played alongside Kabak in central defense against Chelsea.

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