Latest Liverpool Injury Update and Return Dates as Jurgen Klopp to Be Without Nine of His Top Stars

Newsnow Liverpool being you the latest Liverpool injury update as Jurgen Klopp is set to be without nine of his top players.

What’s the Latest Liverpool Injury Update?

Nine players from Liverpool will be absent for their upcoming match against Bournemouth this weekend. A combination of injuries and international duty has left Jurgen Klopp without several key members of his squad.

This Sunday marks Liverpool’s return to Premier League action, following their last game on New Year’s Day, a 4-2 victory over Newcastle. Subsequently, the team secured victories in cup matches against Arsenal and Fulham before taking a winter break.

The timing of the break proved advantageous for Klopp’s side, as they grapple with the absence of numerous star players.

In contrast, Bournemouth enter the match having suffered a Premier League defeat to Tottenham. However, their recent FA Cup triumph against Queens Park Rangers provides a positive note for the Cherries in their preparations for the upcoming fixture.

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Liverpool Injury News and Return Dates

Nevertheless, on Sunday, Liverpool would be without nine players due to various reasons, and Newsnow Liverpool has compiled the latest team news for the upcoming trip to Bournemouth.

Mohamed Salah

Salah is presently participating in the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, and there is a possibility of him missing multiple games should they advance to the final on February 11. Adding to the concern, the forward encountered an injury scare during Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Ghana on Thursday, being compelled to leave the field due to an apparent hamstring issue.

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The severity of the injury remains uncertain at this point, as Klopp has mentioned: “We don’t know anything. I spoke last night with him and how it is with these injuries, you need further assessment. That’s what they are doing now and then we will know more. Of course, it was in that moment a shock: ‘Oh my God, what is it?’

“You couldn’t see that it was like [being] hit by something with high-intensity, you couldn’t see [that] and then going down, you have these kind of hamstring injuries in a different way but he still felt it and we all know how rarely Mo goes off or needs to go off so there is definitely something and we will see. But I have no more information right now.”

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The full-back sustained a knee injury during Liverpool’s FA Cup victory against Arsenal earlier this month, sidelining him since. Klopp mentioned that he is nearing a return but clarified that Alexander-Arnold won’t be available for Sunday’s match against Bournemouth.

Andrew Robertson

Klopp has indicated that Robertson is nearing a return, having been sidelined since October due to a shoulder injury while representing Scotland. However, similar to Alexander-Arnold, Robertson won’t be included in the squad against Bournemouth.

Dominik Szoboszlai

The midfielder is nearing a comeback from a hamstring injury. Despite earlier reports suggesting he might play against Bournemouth following his return to training, Klopp has clarified that such a return is not likely.

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Wataru Endo

The Japanese player is presently participating in the Asian Cup, and his availability for upcoming crucial matches depends on his team’s performance, with the potential of missing games if they reach the final on February 10.

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago hasn’t participated in any matches this season due to a hip surgery. However, assistant manager Pep Lijnders mentioned earlier this month that the midfielder is expected to return to the field next month, barring any unforeseen complications.

Joel Matip

Last month, the seasoned center-back sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the match against Fulham. Despite undergoing surgery, Matip’s return timeframe remains uncertain, and he might be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Kostas Tsimikas

While filling in for Robertson at left-back, Tsimikas suffered a collarbone injury during last month’s game against Arsenal. Klopp initially stated he would be sidelined for a “long time,” but Tsimikas recently shared a training image on Instagram with the caption: “Not long now!” suggesting a potential return to action as early as next month.

Stefan Bajcetic

The teenager might return to the field as early as next month, having spent a significant part of the campaign on the sidelines due to a calf problem, as mentioned by Lijnders earlier this month. “It will probably be going into the next month to train with us.”

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