Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool news
Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool

Liverpool suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League and this time, they have gone down to Everton in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side won the match 2-0 and Jordan Henderson is the latest Liverpool player who has picked up an injury as the midfielder turned centre-back could only play for the first 30 minutes of the game.

Henderson now joins the likes of Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip who are all out injured but according to Jamie Carragher, Liverpool cannot afford to use the this long injury-list as a shield against their constant poor performances.

“Liverpool have been so poor, they have got everything deserved,” Carragher said on Sky Sports after the loss to Everton, as quoted by Goal.

“They can’t keep saying ‘Virgil van Dijk is out’. I’m sick of saying it myself.

“Going forward is as big a problem as what we’re seeing defensively from Liverpool now. I know Liverpool have dominated possession but it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t create. And that is a big problem for this Liverpool team.

“Very rarely do you see Liverpool play now when you expect them to score.”

Graeme Souness also pointed fingers at his former club saying that Everton fully deserved to win their first match at Anfield since 1999.

Souness added: “They’re a shadow of their former selves. They’re an easy touch.

“2-0 doesn’t flatter Everton. They deserved to win it. In all the areas that really matter, they were better than Liverpool.”

The injury to Jordan Henderson means that Ben Davies will now have to join Ozan Kabak in central defence for the next couple of matches since Fabinho is also out.

Even though Fabinho should be back by the end of this week but the Reds face Sheffield United up next in the league and this is perhaps the ideal game for Jurgen Klopp to test someone like Ben Davies.

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