Jurgen Klopp’s full Liverpool squad for the Premier League clash with Bournemouth remains impacted by the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai, both sidelined since the first week of the New Year.
Szoboszlai sustained a hamstring injury during the January 1 victory over Newcastle United, while Alexander-Arnold fell prey to injury in the FA Cup triumph against Arsenal just six days later.
Despite Szoboszlai’s optimism regarding a return on the South Coast, he has not resumed training, making a comeback in Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final against Fulham a more realistic prospect.
In addition to the aforementioned duo, six other players will miss the Bournemouth clash: Andy Robertson, Kostas Tsimikas, Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcantara, Ben Doak, and Joel Matip. Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo are also unavailable due to international commitments.
During a pre-match press conference, Klopp suggested that Robertson and Tsimikas may return to training next week, with potential comebacks against Norwich or Chelsea.
However, Bajcetic and Thiago are unlikely to return this month, and Matip faces a season-long absence following an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered against Fulham in December.
Here is the full squad available for Sunday’s visit to the Vitality Stadium.
Goalkeepers: Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher, Alisson Becker.
Defenders: Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Jarell Quansah, Virgil van Dijk, Conor Bradley
Midfielders: Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch.
Forwards: Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz.
A triumph over the Cherries, led by ex-Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke, would widen Liverpool’s lead at the table’s summit to five points, as Manchester City remains inactive this weekend.
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