Liverpool face a potential setback ahead of their crucial Premier League clash with Arsenal this weekend. The upcoming fixture holds significant implications for the title race, with both teams currently holding the top two positions in the table.
Ryan Gravenberch, a key player for Liverpool, left the field due to injury during their recent 0-0 home draw against Manchester United. As the weekend approaches, there is uncertainty surrounding Gravenberch’s availability for the important game against Arsenal.
Adding to the challenge, Liverpool are scheduled to play an additional match against West Ham United in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, December 20.
This busy schedule further complicates the team’s preparations for the high-stakes encounter. Meanwhile, Arsenal are also grappling with their own injury concerns, heightening the anticipation and unpredictability of this crucial matchup.
Currently, it appears that the Gunners are likely to miss Jurrien Timber, Mohamed Elneny, Fabio Vieira, Jorginho, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Thomas Partey for their upcoming match against Liverpool on Saturday evening. Which team will head home feeling full of Christmas cheer?
What Updates Have Been Provided on the Availability of Ryan Gravenberch?
Regarding Gravenberch’s availability for Liverpool’s upcoming match against Arsenal this weekend, Jurgen Klopp, the manager of the Reds, mentioned in a recent press conference:
“We will see. They told me directly after the game it got worse during the game, so that means it was not ‘bam’. He felt a little bit and didn’t show immediately. We hoped it would go by, [but] it didn’t. There was this really intense sprint with the ball which ended on the 18-yard line with a collision.
“I hope it is not that serious but we have in the next 10 days, three more games, so I don’t know if he will be part of them or one of them. We will see, we have to make a scan.”
Before facing United, Liverpool had to contend with absences from Alexis Mac Allister, Joel Matip, Thiago, Andy Robertson, Diogo Jota, and Stefan Bajcetic. Whether any of these players will be back in action against the Gunners remains uncertain.