Liverpool Injury News and Return Dates as Jurgen Klopp Waits for Mohamed Salah, Wataru Endo and Darwin Nunez Updates

Newsnow Liverpool brings you the latest Liverpool injury news as Jurgen Klopp waits for updates on Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Dominik Szoboszlai and others after the Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea.

Liverpool clinched their 10th League Cup title in a thrilling showdown against Chelsea at Wembley.

In an intense match that extended into extra time, the Reds secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Chelsea courtesy of a crucial header from Virgil van Dijk. Despite an earlier disallowed goal by VAR, Van Dijk’s late-game heroics sealed the win for Liverpool.

The decisive moment came in the 118th minute when Van Dijk connected with a corner kick from Kostas Tsimikas, propelling the ball into the net and securing the coveted trophy. This triumph marked Liverpool’s record-setting 10th League Cup win in the club’s storied history and their second under the leadership of manager Jurgen Klopp.

As the celebrations subside and the focus shifts, Liverpool will soon turn their attention to the upcoming FA Cup fixture against Southampton. With the match scheduled for Wednesday night at Anfield, Klopp faces the challenge of managing a squad plagued by numerous injuries.

Wataru Endo

Wataru Endo completed the entire 120 minutes of play during the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea.

Following the conclusion of the match and the subsequent celebrations, Endo was observed exiting Wembley Stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot, indicating an ankle injury. Liverpool are optimistic that the midfielder’s injury is not severe; however, his availability for the upcoming match against Southampton is uncertain.

Expected return date: Unknown.

Ryan Gravenberch

Ryan Gravenberch faced an early substitution during the Carabao Cup final victory against Chelsea.

Gravenberch encountered a challenge from Moises Caicedo, though it went unpunished by the referee, avoiding any booking or expulsion. Following the incident, the Liverpool midfielder had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. Presently, he awaits additional evaluation to determine the extent of his injury and establish a timeline for his recovery.

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Expected return date: Unknown.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah has been absent from Liverpool’s lineup for their past two matches due to a muscle injury.

The injury kept Salah out of action for several weeks following his return from the Africa Cup of Nations. He made a comeback as a substitute during the match against Brentford. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, is eager to have Salah back in contention for the upcoming FA Cup clash against Southampton.

Expected return date: Southampton (February 28).

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota’s absence from the pitch is anticipated to extend for several weeks due to a knee injury.

The injury was sustained by the Portugal international during the match against Brentford on February 17, necessitating his departure from the field on a stretcher. Jota’s injury has been identified as an MCL injury, leaving uncertainty regarding the timeframe for his reintroduction to the matchday squad.

Expected return date: April.

Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones suffered an ankle injury in the initial half of the victorious match against Brentford.

Since the injury occurred, the midfielder has been absent from the team’s lineup in the last two games. Observers noted Jones wearing a protective boot and utilizing crutches at Wembley Stadium during the Carabao Cup final. Liverpool anticipate Jones’s return next month, with expectations centered on his recovery after the international break.

Expected return date: Mid-March.

Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez has been absent from Liverpool’s lineup for their previous two fixtures due to a muscle injury.

During the victory against Brentford, the striker informed Klopp that he experienced discomfort and was consequently replaced at halftime. As a result of this injury, Nunez was unable to participate in the subsequent matches against Luton Town and Chelsea. His availability for the upcoming FA Cup encounter against Southampton remains uncertain.

Expected return date: Southampton (February 28).

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Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold finds himself out of action due to a knee injury, anticipating an extended period away from the pitch.

During the 3-1 victory against Burnley on February 10, Alexander-Arnold was forced off the field at halftime. Since then, he has been undergoing rehabilitation for the knee problem, with his return not slated until after the upcoming international break.

Expected return date: Late March/early April

Alisson Becker

Alisson Becker is currently on the sidelines recovering from a hamstring injury.

The Brazilian missed the win over Burnley through illness and has subsequently been absent from the victories over Brentford, Luton and Chelsea with a hamstring injury. Alisson is not expected to return until after the March international break.

Expected return date: Late March/early April

Dominik Szoboszlai

Dominik Szoboszlai is recovering from a hamstring injury that has kept him on the sidelines for the majority of 2024.

The Hungary international first sustained the injury on New Year’s Day and made his return against Chelsea on January 31 before suffering a similar injury during the game. Szoboszlai has been building up his recovery and Liverpool will hope to have the midfielder back available as soon as possible.

Expected return date: Southampton (February 28).

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

The midfielder made his return from a nine-month lay-off with a five-minute cameo against Arsenal on February 4. He suffered a hamstring injury during the game and no timeframe has been given for a return, although Klopp has said he hopes to call on Thiago again this season.

Expected return date: Unknown.

Long-term absentees: Joel Matip, Stefan Bajcetic and Ben Doak all remain absent for the foreseeable future with long-term injuries and are not expected to return anytime soon.

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