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Liverpool injury news: Latest on Joel Matip, Diogo Jota, Naby Keita and more

Robert Worthington

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Liverpool injury news: Latest on Joel Matip, Diogo Jota, Naby Keita and more

The Liverpool injury list continues to pile up, and it’d appear most of the Reds’ players currently on the treatment table won’t be back for a while.

Speaking after the sobering 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Klopp went on to confirm the extent of the injuries for numerous players.

Reflecting first on Naby Keita’s absence, Klopp revealed the club need to undertake “further assessment” on the player before confirming how long he’ll be out for.

Reports earlier this week suggested Keita could be side-lined for a fair while despite the fact he hasn’t featured in a Premier League game this season.

As for Joel Matip, Klopp stated the Cameroonian defender could be out for up to “four weeks.” Meanwhile, fellow centre-back Ibrahima Konate is “out for a while.”

Curtis Jones has also been a notable absentee of late. He is currently nursing a calf injury which wasn’t initially thought to be too severe.


Klopp revealed he is happy that Liverpool “caught it [Jones’ injury] at the right moment,” but failed to disclose a return date for the English midfielder.

Thiago’s injury unfortunately “looks pretty bad” according to Klopp. His absence has been particularly damaging for Liverpool in recent times.  

More promisingly, the German manager suggested star forward Diogo Jota could be in line for a return to the field of play sooner rather than later.

Jota, who suffered a setback in his recovery from the hamstring he sustained last season during pre-season but is “already fine” and could be back in training before the end of the month.

Thus, it doesn’t seem many of Klopp’s current absentees will be back in the Liverpool squad for Bournemouth’s trip to Anfield this Saturday.

The strength of their starting XI isn’t really the issue at hand, rather the weakness of their bench, which has made changing the course of games this season more difficult for the Reds.

What Jürgen Klopp has available to him should get Liverpool over the line against Bournemouth, but with the fixture list intensifying in September, Liverpool need their injury concerns to ease as soon as possible.

 

 

 


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Naby Keita, Joel Matip, Curtis Jones, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota

Robert Worthington
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