Liverpool have been given a huge boost in their hopes of progressing from the group stage of the Champions League, after it was revealed that Ludogorets have suffered a significant goalkeeping crisis, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Anfield club are set to face them in their first game back in Europe’s elite competition, but the Bulgarian champions will find it difficult to find a goalkeeper.
The club, who are making their debut in the Champions League, have seen their first choice keeper Vladislav Stoyanov suspended, which happened in their play off win against Steaua Bucharest.
They have also seen their second choice Ivan Cvorovic suffer a shoulder injury ahead of Tuesday’s game, with the coach suggesting that the keeper will face surgery and face a long time on the sidelines.
Ludogorets will not, however, see the same situation as in the play-off, when defender Cosmin Moti went in net for the penalty shootout, saving two shots. The club eventually named a stand after him at their stadium. They will now play Georgi Agilashki in net, their third choice keeper, who has never appeared for them in the league.