[SPORTS] Liverpool news: Dejan Lovren set to miss Brighton clash with hamstring injury

Dejan Lovren is unlikely to be fit for Liverpool’s trip to Brighton (PA Wire)

Dejan Lovren is set to miss Liverpool’s clash with Brighton on Saturday, according to reports.

The Croatia international was forced off with a hamstring injury in the first half of Liverpool’s defeat to Wolves in the FA Cup on Monday evening.

Jurgen Klopp faces a selection headache for the match against Brighton with Virgil van Dijk being the only first-team central defender available.

Joe Gomez remains sidelined until February after suffering a leg fracture, while Joel Matip is not fully recovered from a broken collarbone.

According to The Times, Liverpool are likely to be without Lovren for their trip to Brighton but are hopeful that the 29-year-old’s injury is not serious.

Lovren was forced off in Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat to Wolves (BPI/REX)

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Fabinho could deputise in central defence against Brighton, while 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever is another option after replacing Lovren in the defeat to Wolves.

Georginio Wijnaldum is also able to cover at centre-back but the Dutchman has played a key role in Liverpool’s midfield this season.

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Originally Authored By: Metro Sport Reporter

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