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Liverpool fans react as Jurgen Klopp confirms Dejan Lovren injury blow

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed in his pre-match press conference on Friday that Dejan Lovren will miss the Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday because of a muscle issue, as per The Athletic’s James Pearce.

Following a tough campaign where he has suffered from injury and seen Joel Matip in the team ahead of him, the Croatia international was actually enjoying a decent run in the first team alongside Virgil van Dijk in recent weeks – and he has even received some rare praise from the fans, too.

He had started their previous seven Premier League matches and two in the Champions League prior to this update, although he came off in the first half of the win against Bournemouth last weekend with an issue.

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With Matip also out it has left the Merseyside outfit a little short of options at the heart of their defence tomorrow, and potentially ahead of the festive period if it doesn’t turn out to be a short-term injury.

Joe Gomez will be expected to fill in against the Hornets today, but Liverpool supporters are certainly concerned by the update from their manager, with one labelling it as “very bad news”.

Other fans were clearly worried about the lack of depth in what is a key position right now, with one asking who there is to back them up. Youngsters Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jano Hoever are of course the answer to that.

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Another suggested that signing a centre-back in the January transfer window may now need to be on the cards.

More supporters look at Klopp’s comment about not knowing a time-frame for Lovren’s injury, and are clearly fearing the worst.

One wrote back “months then”, and if that proves to be the case then it would be a major setback for the Reds.

In other news, Steven Gerrard provided a two-word response on Instagram to the news that Jurgen Klopp had signed a new deal with the Reds…

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