Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that young Dutch duo Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever could get playing time with Liverpool suffering a defensive crisis.

Liverpool face Watford on Saturday with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez their only two fit centre-backs. Joel Matip, Fabinho and Dejan Lovren have all been ruled out.

Speaking at his pre-game press conference, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Ki-Jana Hoever or Sepp van den Berg could get a chance.

He said on his defensive issues, “We are worried about that, you will understand. We have two defenders left and have to be very careful with these guys. In addition, we must be creative. Of course we also have the children, such as Ki-Jana and Sepp.”

Van den Berg has made two appearances this season since making the move from PEC Zwolle. Hoever participated in one league cup game against MK Dons.

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