The young Englishman started Liverpool's first five games of the season before he came off the bench to replace Van Dijk after 55 minutes of the recent 3-0 win over Southampton and he could be asked to step into the breach again.
And the schedule has not been helped by their inclusion in this season's Europa League, where the team will sometimes have to play on Thursdays and then Sundays.
"Liverpool haven't played well in some games but scraped results, which is actually quite scary because if you're able to do that, that's championship form".
'Virgil is a world-class player, and if you miss a world-class player always it's not cool.
The partnership of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the centre and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson's continued form from their excellent seasons past year has seen Liverpool keep four clean sheets and concede just two goals so far.
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