Injury Update: A possible date of return for the injured Liverpool players
Jurgen Klopp is currently without five injured Liverpool players. The injury record is quite concerning for the Merseyside giants.
The Reds are 30 games into the 2022/23 season and only six senior players have avoided a fitness issue till date excluding LFC’s latest signing, the Holland international Cody Gakpo.
This means the list has a total of 23 different players that have been ruled out due to an injury this season.
Liverpool injured players
Virgil van Dijk was forced off in the first game of the year due to a hamstring injury. At first, it was thought to be a precautionary move but later it turned into a diagnosis of ”more than a month” on the sideline.
The earliest return is likely to be the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Feb 13 if not then the trip to Newcastle on Feb 18.
Roberto Firmino has been unavailable since domestic action after the World Cup. The Brazilian missed the last eight matches due to a muscle injury.
The Liverpool number 9 proclaimed he was “already healed” on December 29, but nearly a month later he is yet to return after a setback in his recovery.
Diogo Jota has been out of action since October due to a calf injury. He is expected to return in February for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie against Real Madrid.
Luis Diaz was introduced back to the squad after the World Cup break after the initial knee injury in October, but he is now stuck with another ligament injury that required surgery. March was the earliest timeline provided after the news broke.
Arthur Melo is suffering from a long-time thigh injury for over three months after just playing 13 minutes for Klopp’s side. The Brazilian requires surgery. February is targeted as the return month after giving an initial four-month recovery window.
Kaide Gordon has not played a minute since Feb 2021. He is currently building himself up back to full fitness. On the other hand, Calvin Ramsay has missed out last seven first-team match-day squads.