Liverpool receives major injury boost as 4 key players set to return ahead of the City clash
Jurgen Klopp may have four key players returning from injury, which could put Liverpool in excellent condition for their match against Manchester City on April 1st.
Liverpool’s title hopes have taken a hit this season due to a slew of injuries, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s squad struggling to stay in the top four. However, as the crucial season run-in commences after the international break, the Reds can look forward to the return of several key players.
Calvin Ramsay and Stefan Bacjetic are ruled out for the remainder of the season, while Thiago is still recovering from a hip problem. While Klopp will welcome around 4 players who could make a return from injury at the end of this month.
Klopp gives an injury update
About the players sharing a medical department, the German coach said,
“The three (Luis Díaz, Thiago Alcántara and Joe Gomez) are not available this weekend. They are in different stages I would say. Joe could train at the beginning of the week; I expect Luis during next week.
After the international break, obviously for both possible. Thiago, we’ll see. None of them have trained with the team yet and we’ll see how that develops in a couple of weeks and we’ll know more”
Nevertheless, Klopp is expected to have four key first-team players fully recovered and available for the journey to Etihad.
Joe Gomez has been absent from Liverpool’s matches since their 5-2 defeat to Real Madrid on February 21st at Anfield. He has not played in the last four Premier League games due to a muscle injury, but he appears to be prepared to make a comeback.
Prior to the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, Gomez had returned to training and was part of the traveling team as a substitute, although he did not make an appearance in the match.
The Reds captain was forced to miss the Premier League fixture at Gtech Community Stadium due to an issue sustained ahead of the contest.
Speaking before the match, Klopp told Sky Sports:
“Hendo has a concussion, [it’s] normal procedure. It’s not massive but we always follow the protocols.”
Jordan Henderson has been named in England’s latest squad. The Liverpool captain is included in the Three Lions’ group for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers.
It is anticipated that he will be fully fit by the time Liverpool faces the challenging away game at the Etihad Stadium.
Luis Diaz has made just 12 appearances in his first full season as a Liverpool player due to relentless injury setbacks.
The Colombian winger hasn’t played since he limped off the pitch during Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat against Arsenal in October.
Luis Diaz’s comeback is drawing near as he reaches the final stage of his lengthy rehabilitation process.
He has already undergone some on-field training and is getting closer to joining his Liverpool teammates in practice sessions, with an eye on the remaining part of the club’s season.
Liverpool supporters are worried about Darwin Nunez‘s physical condition, as he suffered an ankle injury during the match against Real Madrid and has subsequently pulled out of the Uruguay squad.
However, Liverpool remains optimistic that Nunez will have recuperated in time for the crucial match against Manchester City, which kicks off a challenging three-game period for the club, with subsequent games against Arsenal and Chelsea.
According to reports from Norway, Liverpool may have received an advantageous update prior to their next Premier League match against Manchester City.
Erling Haaland, who has been in top form for his club and country, will miss Norway’s upcoming matches against Spain and Georgia due to a groin injury and has returned to his club for treatment.
While an injury to any player is unfortunate, considering how lethal the 22-year-old has been throughout the season, Haaland’s absence could make things slightly easier for Liverpool in their upcoming fixture against Manchester City.