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Liverpool injury news: Jurgen Klopp has several defensive injury worries to deal with ahead of Premier League title bid

Jurgen Klopp acknowledges he has serious injury problems to deal with as he heads off with his Liverpool 'warriors' to a warm-weather training camp in Dubai.

James Milner's red card in Saturday's 4-3 win over Crystal Palace leaves the Premier League leaders' boss with a headache at right-back for next week's visit of Leicester.

Joe Gomez, sidelined with a broken bone in his foot since December 5, will step up his recovery in the Middle East - as will midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (out since April with serious knee ligament damage) - and could have an outside chance of making the game. However, Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) is still a couple of weeks away from fitness.

Fabinho would have been an option in a position he plays for Brazil but he came off injured late on against Palace - and even if fit he may be needed in midfield with Georginio Wijnaldum out with a hamstring problem.

Klopp gave 18-year-old Rafael Camacho his Premier League debut for the final few minutes at the weekend, making a crucial block on Wiilfried Zaha, and he may have to be the one-off answer against Leicester if all back-up plans fail.

Klopp, who has no intention of seeking a solution from the transfer market, told liverpoolfc.com: "Now we need the time to recover obviously, because we had a few injuries.

"Hopefully we can bring a few back. 'Millie' will be out for sure, unfortunately, but we will see - as long as we have enough players we will find a solution.

Fabinho adds to injury problems

"We had to come through the centre-half situation (playing Fabinho alongside Virgil Van Dijk when Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren were all injured) and that somehow worked out; then the full-back situation worked out somehow so far.

"(But) in midfield 'Gini' is not in so you cannot make the changes you want.

"These boys are are real fighters. It's a bunch of proper warriors - I love that. They all stick their leg in or whatever.

"It would have been a massive challenge if we had to play Wednesday and then Saturday. I have no idea how we would have done that, to be honest.

"Now we have two days' recovery for the boys with the most minutes then we start preparing them for the Leicester game, which is another tough task.

"It will not be a real break, we have to use it for training."

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Saturday's best bets
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Saturday's Bets of the Day

We compile the Sporting Life team's best best for Saturday February 16.

Our best bets for the latest FA Cup round2

FA Cup betting preview

Paul Higham casts an eye over the fifth round games in the FA Cup with best bets for every game coming up over the weekend.

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