Brendan Rodgers has provided an encouraging injury update on Cameron Carter-Vickers after he was substituted at half-time. The USA Internationalist was replaced by Nat Phillips when the teams emerged at the break with many wondering whether he had picked up an injury in the first half.
Speaking following the game, Rodgers told Sky Sports that the central defender was substituted after feeling tightness in his hamstring and that it was just a precaution.
“It was just a precaution. He felt his hamstring was a little bit tight. He wanted to continue but there was no point in risking it when we had a centre-half on the bench.”
Carter-Vickers missed a portion of the beginning of the season with a hamstring injury and recurrence of that injury would be a major blow given his importance to the team. Phillips came off the bench and looked rusty but earlier in the week, Rodgers said that he had been training well ahead of Maik Nawrocki and Gustaf Lagerbielke.
Greg Taylor also went off but Rodgers clarified that this wasn’t an injury and he had been struggling with a bout of flu during the week but wanted to play. The Scotland Internationalist was impressive before being substituted for Tony Ralston in the second half.