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Full Liverpool players available to play Fulham as Jürgen Klopp has four injured amid Thiago blow



Liverpool face Fulham in the Premier League, with another injury problem added to Jürgen Klopp’s list following his dramatic win over Tottenham.

As the end of Liverpool’s season approaches, every passing game becomes more important.

The run for the top four in the Premier League looks like a pretty slim chance for the Reds with just five games to play. This is despite Liverpool winning their last four games in a spin.

Jurgen Klopp’s team are in fifth place and seven points outside the top four. Next for Liverpool is a home collision against Fulham Wednesday, but the Reds will have to win without any of their most important players.

Liverpool had already excluded three players due to an injury. Stefan Bajčetić and Calvin Ramsay are long -term absences, while Roberto Firmino is not yet recovered from a muscle injury to return to time.

Unfortunately, not all in terms of fitness problems. Thiago Alcântara’s season now seems to have ended, where the midfielder wants to undergo surgery to treat an hip problem (through the times). Klopp also told a press conference on Tuesday that Diogo Jota was in doubt with a relapse.

Should Jota be unavailable to face Fulham, that would be a major blow to Liverpool’s chances of getting a win. The Portugal international had begun to find his best form after returning from a calf injury in February, having scored five goals in his last four appearances.

It’s a similar story for Naby Keita, who is yet to feature for Liverpool since the end of February. Having only made 13 appearances this season, and looking increasingly likely to leave as a free agent in the summer, it seems his career at Anfield is nearing its conclusion.

Fulham has been one of the Premier League’s surprise packages this season, having only got promoted from the Championship last term. But they will also be without some of their key players, with Tim Ream (broken arm), Andreas Pereira (broken leg), Willian (hamstring) and Aleksandar Mitrović (suspended) all unavailable.

Here Liverpool.com brings you the full list of players available to the manager, as Liverpool looks to make it five league wins on the bounce on Wednesday.

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Adrián, Caoimhín Kelleher.

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konaté, Kostas Tsimikas, Andy Robertson, Joël Matip, Nat Phillips, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rhys Williams.

Midfielders: Fabinho, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fábio Carvalho, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Arthur Melo.


Supercomputer predicts Liverpool’s Champions League chances after beating Tottenham Hotspur 

Liverpool beat Spurs 4-3 in the Premier League to retain their chances of qualifying for the Champions League, although Manchester United and Newcastle also won.

Champions League football remains Liverpool’s focus this season, but the longer the games last the slimmer the chances of that seem to be.

This seems odd considering Liverpool have won their last four games in a row. Still, they look further away from finishing in the Premier League’s top four than they were a few weeks ago.

Manchester United and Newcastle’s consistent wins and results are the reason for this reality. While the odds remain slim, beating a European rival is always a big win, if only to get into pole position for a consolation place in the Europa League. And when such a win is a 4-3 score, with an injury time winner, it only adds to the excitement and euphoria.

Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday to boost their Champions League qualification hopes. He led the Reds to fifth in the table, but still seven points clear of the top four, having played one game more than Manchester United.

Jürgen Klopp has to prepare his side for five more games this season before the players have a few weeks off. For him, however, it will probably be spent on helping him get some transfers.

All of that will come in due time, but for now the task is to win as many matches as possible. And as another Premier League weekend draws to a close, it’s time for another look at the latest expected table.

Respected statistics website FIveThirtyEight regularly updates its spreadsheet to provide the latest Premier League arrival predictions. They’ve cracked the numbers and, unsurprisingly, still believe Liverpool won’t finish in the top four.

However, the website predicted that the Reds would finish just outside the Champions League positions in fifth place. The prediction sees Manchester City win the title with 90 points, six ahead of second-placed Arsenal.

Liverpool is tipped to finish on 66 points, which would mean dropping five over the course of the final five fixtures. Manchester United is the team predicted to finish fourth, on 73 points, seven ahead of Liverpool, while Newcastle is in third on 74 points. Even if Klopp’s side won each of its remaining fixtures, it could not get higher than 71 points, which is not projected to be enough (although it has been for the past two campaigns). 

In terms of Liverpool’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League, the website has updated the predictions for that, too. It has given the Reds a nine per cent likelihood of making up the ground to finish in the top four, which has actually fallen since before the weekend.

Compared to Manchester United (91%) and Newcastle (95%), this is significantly fewer. But that’s more than the four per cent awarded to Brighton, while Tottenham didn’t even have a chance to finish in the top four following the defeat.

Liverpool are likely to plan a Champions League-free season next season. In that case, the best-case scenario would be to compete in the Europa League instead.

What effect that will have on the club’s transfer activity this summer, only time will tell. You’d be surprised if Liverpool haven’t prepared for the possibility of not taking part in the Champions League, but what that entails is something only the people at the club know for sure.

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