How Liverpool could line-up vs Leicester if Klopp takes Andy Robertson’s advice

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to deploy a makeshift defence at home to Leicester this evening as his injury problems continue.

Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk will miss most of the season, while Fabinho is not yet fit.

That means Joel Matip is the only senior centre-back fit at present.

Nat Phillips filled in at the back in Liverpool's last outing, impressing on his Premier League bow at the age of 23.

However, Reds left-back Andy Robertson has himself offered to fill at the heart of the defence if he is needed.

So how could Liverpool line-up if Klopp takes the Scot up on this offer?

Robertson is used to bombing up and down the left-hand side of the pitch.

But Kostas Tsimikas could be included in his place if needs be.

The summer signing, who arrived from PAOK, started for Greece during the international break and looks to be fully fit.

However, if Tsimikas doesn't start at left-back, versatile veteran James Milner may instead.

The 34-year-old could be called upon as he continues to impress when asked to do a job by Klopp in various positions.

Although the former Leeds and Newcastle man may be tasked with playing on the right-side of the defence due to the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Neco Williams is also expected to play down either flank.

"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 this week when asked about playing centre-back.

"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."

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