Liverpool suffer more injury woes

Liverpool suffer more injury woes

Despite the excellent performance and result against Brentford yesterday, Jurgen Klopp will have had much to ponder on the long trip north, as three more first-team players suffered injuries.

  • Jurgen Klopp despairs as three more players suffer injuries
  • Diogo Jota was taken off on a stretcher near the end of the first half
  • The Portuguese forward looks to have suffered a serious knee injury
  • Curtis Jones takes a knock to the shin/ankle
  • Jones was seen leaving the Gtech stadium on crutches
  • Darwin Nunez substituted at half-time as a precaution after feeling a tightness in his leg

In what was an otherwise excellent Saturday for Liverpool, the injuries to Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, and Darwin Nunez have left Jurgen Klopp with more questions than answers, as Liverpool's injury problems once again mount.

At a time in the season when Klopp will need every one of his players fit and available for selection, he instead finds himself with nine first-team players out injured, way more than title rivals Arsenal and Manchester City.

Indeed, it appears that injuries may be the only thing that can prevent Liverpool from completing an outstanding season, with the Reds still fighting in all four competitions.

Read on below for the latest updates on each injured player.

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Alison Becker
Alisson injured his thigh in the last training session before the Brentford game.  No further details have been released, with the players expected to undergo tests in the next few days.  He is now a major doubt for the Carabao Cup Final, although Kelleher would have likely started the match anyway, as he is our 'Cup Keeper'.

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent has suffered a recurrence of the knee problem that sidelined him for most of January.  Klopp has already confirmed that he will not be back before the Cup Final on Sunday, but Reds fans will be hoping that Trent returns before the Manchester City game in a few weeks.

Dominik Szoboszlia
Another player with a thigh injury, Szoboszlai is rated as 50/50 for Sunday's Final.  Whilst it would be great to have him back in the starting lineup against Chelsea, we would not want him rushed back, only to suffer a further recurrence of this problem.

Diogo Jota
Whilst there have been no further updates on Jota's injury, it looks to be quite serious, meaning the talented forward will probably be out for weeks or months, rather than days.

Curtis Jones
Jones's injury was a strange one.  At first, it appeared that his boot had got stuck in the pitch, causing him to twist his ankle, but speaking after the match, Klopp said the injury was due to a kick to the ankle/shin.  Hopefully, with a few days rest Jones will be back in training and ready to help the Reds in the final part of the season.

Darwin Nunez
Nunez was replaced at halftime on Saturday as a precaution.  Hopefully, this quick intervention has prevented any serious issues, and the striker will be back terrorising defences again in no time.  Klopp may choose to rest Nunez for the Luton Town game, but he should be back for the Final against Chelsea.

Thiago / Matip / Bajcetic
Sadly for Thiago, Matip, and Bajcetic, it looks like they may not recover in time to play any further part in this season.  Matip's ACL injury will require rehabilitation until the start of next season, whilst midfielders Thiago and Bajcetic will not be rushed back, to try to prevent further long-term damage.

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