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Liverpool news, injury updates and anticipated return dates for Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Diogo Jota, Naby Keita…………



The Reds are still plagued with injuries as they face their fourth game of the Premier League season this weekend as Jurgen Klopp’s side seem desperately short of options.

Liverpool news, injury updates and anticipated return dates for Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Diogo Jota, Naby Keita............

Liverpool have yet to secure their first win of the new season following a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, with the Reds’ injury woes continuing to cause problems.

Several injured players missed the clash at Old Trafford, as did the suspended Darwin Nunez, who has two games left since his three-game ban. Roberto Firmino’s return to the squad on Monday was welcomed with open arms, but Jurgen Klopp should still be without a slew of injured players this weekend.

Naby Keita

Reds midfielder Naby Keita was just the latest name to be added to the ever-growing list of injuries at Anfield when he was disqualified from Monday’s game with United, leaving Klopp’s worryingly scarce options on the road to defeat. ‘Old Trafford. weekend game. visit from Bournemouth. Keita made a late cameo in the Community Shield win over Manchester City on July 30, before missing the Premier League opening weekend draw in Fulham due to illness. He is back on the bench for the next match against Crystal Palace, but has now been ruled out again and remains a dubious case for Saturday.

Klopp said on August 22: “We need further evaluation, but it doesn’t look like he will train tomorrow. But we need further evaluation. It’s only Sunday, yesterday, and if we know more tomorrow, don’t know me.” .

Naby Keita is the latest player excluded by injury from the Reds (Andrew Powell / Getty Images)

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Joel Matip

Joel Matip is still out with a groin injury, having missed the last two games due to the problem, and he is not expected to return until next month.

The 31-year-old raised the issue in training two weeks ago and will have to jump again against Bournemouth after being sidelined until early September, meaning Joe Gomez must remain in the center of defense alongside Virgil van Dijk. .

On August 22, Klopp said: “‘How did it happen, I didn’t hear anything during training, I went in and then I said’ yes, there is something ‘and then I went out for, I don’t know, three weeks, four weeks. Then what also “.

Diogo Jota

Liverpool striker Diogo Jota remains sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered during training camp in Thailand in July, meaning he hasn’t played for the Reds since the end of last season.

However, after a long layoff and plenty of recovery time, there was plenty of optimism that Jota would be back by the end of the month, although Saturday’s visit to Bournemouth should be too soon for him. Portuguese international.

In his latest update on August 5, Klopp said: “Diogo, obviously it was a bit early, or the injury was different at all. They are fine and will be back in a few weeks.

Thiago Alcantara

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara is out of action after being sent off after just 51 minutes in the opening weekend’s 2-2 draw with Fulham where he suffered a hamstring injury.

Thiago is expected to be out next month and won’t play a role until mid-September at the earliest, although he will remain under watch for the coming weeks. However, Klopp hopes for a return soon.

In his latest update on August 6, Klopp said: “And now with Thiago, obviously it’s not good and we’ll see. It looks pretty bad. He didn’t look too happy. ”

Caoimhin Kelleher could be set to return for the Reds

Second-choice keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is still recovering from a groin injury he suffered during June’s international break with the Republic of Ireland, which has kept him out of action for the Reds since.

The 23-year-old picked up the injury after the 1-1 draw with Ukraine on June 14 before experiencing the same problem again when he returned to Liverpool’s training base for pre-season. However, a return to the team is expected by the end of the month.

In his latest update on July 29, Klopp said: “Caoimh felt something after the international [in June]. He came back and in the first training session he felt it again. We checked and it was not good I think. He will be 2-3 weeks and then he should be fine.”

Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones has been out of action since his small appearance in the Community Shield win over Manchester City on July 30. The midfielder suffered a calf injury.

It was initially thought the severity of the injury was not too serious and Jones could be fit and ready for the trip to Fulham by opening weekend, but it now looks like he will be out until at the end of the month, at least while he continues his recovery. In his latest update on August 5, Klopp said: “We hope with Curtis we got him at the right time; it’s like that with young players because it’s not a huge pain, it could lead to something serious.”

Calvin Ramsay

Liverpool’s third signing this summer, Calvin Ramsay, has yet to make a single appearance for the club since leaving Aberdeen last month, with the teenager sidelined as the Reds decide to move on. tackle an old injury problem.

It’s unclear how long he will be kept out of the first team, but Klopp would like him to be available soon to provide proper cover for first-choice right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. However, the Scotsman is in no rush.

In his latest update on July 28, Klopp said: “We found a small injury that kids get as they grow up so we have to be careful about that; that’s why it didn’t happen. still trained.”

Ibrahima Konat

Ibrahima Konaté’s return date has not yet been set

Centre-back Ibrahima Konaté played in Liverpool’s final pre-season friendly against Strasbourg on July 30 but was substituted after 57 minutes with a knee injury and has since been out. The Frenchman’s condition was initially thought not to be too serious and he may still have struggled for the weekend’s opener against Fulham, but it looks like he will be ruled out for the foreseeable future with a specific return date yet to be determined.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for the next two to three months after suffering another injury during Crystal Palace’s 2-0 pre-season defeat on 15 July.

The 28-year-old was sidelined shortly before half-time with a thigh injury and has now been ruled out for the foreseeable future. Due to the November World Cup calendar, Oxlade-Chamberlain may not return with the Liverpool shirt until the Premier League return at the end of December.

In his latest update on July 29, Klopp said, “It’s a serious hamstring injury and it will last longer. But it’s a hamstring, and we all hate that word, we hate the injury, but still it happens a lot. in a long time, and now Ox was the only one. “


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