Andy Robertson tells Jurgen Klopp how Liverpool can replace Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez

Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson has put himself forward as a potential solution to their defensive injury problems.

The Reds welcome Leicester to Anfield on Sunday without three of their first-choice back four.

Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are all on the sidelines with injuries.

And it means Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is left with Robertson and Joel Matip as their most recognised senior defenders.

Both players are set to start against the Foxes with Neco Williams braced to fill in at right-back and Fabinho to partner Matip in central defence.

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Robertson, who had his own injury issues during the international break, will need to be carefully managed amid a hectic fixture schedule.

But the Scotland captain says he is ready to fill in where needed for the team.

“I don’t think I’ve done it before but if the manager thinks that’s an option, then I’ll play it and do it to the best of my ability,” Robertson said.

“Whatever the manager asks of me, I’ll do it. Look, if that becomes an option or that becomes the case, like I said, I’ll do it to the best of my ability and I’ll try my best, like I do in any other position.

“The centre-backs have been hit hard – Joey and Virg long-term injuries, which is devastating, and Fab on his way back and things like that. Look, we’ve still got options there. If I’m one of them, so be it.

“All the lads here, we can all adapt to different positions and do our best in those positions.

“We might need to do that more this season because we’ve been hit with quite a few injuries and there’s no saying that there might be more to come.

“But hopefully everyone now is fit and we’re only adding to the squad instead of taking away.


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“Hopefully there’s a couple that are pretty close and hopefully in a couple of weeks our squad will be back to being a really strong one.

“I’m ready to go for Sunday, I feel fully fit, I feel ready. I know some people were quite concerned but I suppose with the amount of injuries we’ve had, people have become used to it.

“But I’m fully fit and ready to go.”

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