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Liverpool may have two stars return from Injury for their next Premier League game

Ben King

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Liverpool may have two stars return from Injury for their next Premier League game

Liverpool may see the return of two of their key players, Jordan Henderson and Ibrahima Konate, before their next Premier League match.

Due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend's fixtures have been postponed, and Telegraph journalist Ben Rumsby has suggested via Twitter that the Red’s game against Chelsea next week is also in doubt. 

This is because of the mass policing that is needed at the Queen’s funeral, which would create safety issues at stadiums around the country.

A consecutive week of postponements would mean Premier League fixtures would not return until October 1st, after the international break, with Liverpool set to face Brighton at Anfield on this date.

If this was to be the case, the Merseyside club would be boosted by the returns of Jordan Henderson and Ibrahim Konate.

The Liverpool captain was forced off in the second half against Newcastle due to a hamstring issue and the French centre-back has missed the entirety of the season after he suffered an injury in preseason.

Having Konate back in contention will be great news for Liverpool fans as they have seen their team struggle defensively so far this campaign.

The Reds have only won two out of their first six Premier League matches and also just conceded four in a heavy defeat to Napoli in midweek.

This leaves them sitting 7th in England’s top division and 3rd in their Champions League group, with their blushes only being spared by Rangers, who are bottom of the group on goal difference after being thrashed by Ajax.

The loss in Italy saw the Liverpool defence receive heavy amounts of criticism, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez all questioned by pundits for their lacklustre displays.

Despite the fact he has not played for a couple of months, Klopp will undoubtedly hope Konate can slot straight back into the starting line-up for their clash against Brighton and fix a defence that has been leaky so far this season.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Jordan Henderson, Ibrahima Konate

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