Lovren injury leaves Fabinho paired with 16-year-old for Liverpool
Liverpool’s injury-hit back line needed just six minutes to take another blow in Monday’s FA Cup match against Wolves at the Molineux Stadium.
Dejan Lovren left the game with a hamstring injury in the sixth minute, where he was performing in a center back duo with Fabinho.
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While Fabinho is perfectly capable of playing center back, his new partner is in unchartered waters.
Sixteen-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever is the youngest Liverpool player to pull on the club’s legendary shirt for an FA Cup match.
So if we told you that Wolves took an early lead, you might expect it came through a Hoever error. Yet it was a James Milner mistake that allowed Raul Jimenez to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead.
A Netherlands U-17 back, Hoever moved to Anfield from Ajax in September.