Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's defensive problems show no signs of abating as an injury to stand-in centre-back Fabinho increases the chances of a debut for new signing Ozan Kabak.

Midfielder Fabinho has played the majority of the season in central defence due to season-ending injuries for Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip but a muscle injury means he will not be available for Saturday's Premier League trip to Leicester.

It means Klopp will have to play captain Jordan Henderson there again alongside either Nat Phillips or 20-year-old Kabak - a deadline-day loan signing from Schalke - but the threat of the pace of Jamie Vardy will most likely see the Reds boss lean towards handing the latter his first start ahead of fellow new signing Ben Davies.

"The boys had some sessions together where we really could work on this defensive set-up and that is really important," said Klopp.

"On top of that we have other players available: Nat Williams did really well together with Hendo and together with Fab - Fab will not be available, by the way.

"He suffered again a little muscle issue so will be out for this game.

"We have to find a solution and all of them had a chance this week to show in training who is ready and so I have to make a decision tomorrow."