The following weekend they travel to Brighton, who smashed four past Merseyside rivals Everton on Tuesday. Chelsea visit Anfield on January 21 before an away trip to Molineux and then the second derby against the Toffees this season on February 13.
Ibrahima Konate returned to the Liverpool side at Brentford following his exploits at the World Cup. Ahead of the match, Jamie Carragher claimed he and Van Dijk were the Reds’ best centre-back pairing.
However, it appears that Klopp may not be able to field the duo at the same time while Van Dijk recovers from his injury. Carragher said on Sky Sports: “I think that’s the future and I don’t think it’s the future, I think it’s the right now.
“That is Liverpool’s two best centre backs, I think he was very unfortunate not to play in the World Cup final. He was brilliant in the Champions League final last season if you remember, against Real Madrid, and I think Liverpool have got a top player on their hands there, him and Virgil van Dijk right now is the best that Liverpool can go.”
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