When will Liverpool’s injured players return

When will Liverpool's injured players return

Liverpool are in the middle of an injury crisis, with numerous key players set for an extended spell on the sidelines.  Find all the latest updates below.

The Premier League is set for one of the tightest title races in years, and Liverpool will need all their star players fit and firing if they are to win the title in Jurgen Klopp's final season in charge.  Sadly, we are in the middle of a full-blown injury crisis, with nine first-team players currently sidelined.

Whilst Jurgen Klopp refrained from giving return dates during his press conference yesterday, various news outlets and pundits have provided their own information about when players such as Alisson, Jota, and Alexander-Arnld might return.  LFC - Back On Our Perch has compiled all this information into the report below.

Diogo Jota - damaged knee
Injury sustained against Brentford on 17th February 2024
Good news first, Jota has not sustained any ligament damage, meaning he will return to action at some point this season.  The bad news is Klopp says we are dealing in months, and not weeks before the Portuguese striker will be back in training. In his press conference yesterday, Klopp refused to give an exact timeline for Jota's return, but various outlets are saying 6-8 weeks, meaning he could return for the final few games of the season.

Alisson Becker - Hamstring injury
Injured in training on 16th February 2024
Jurgen Klopp gave very little away regarding Alisson's injury in his press conference, other than to say that his no.1 keeper would be 'out for the foreseeable future'.  That has led to speculation that Alisson could be out for 3 - 4 weeks.  Overnight, the Brazilian national coach, Dorival Junior provided his own update on the situation.  Speaking with TNT Sports Brasil, Junior listed Alisson as one of four players who will be unavailable for selection for the March Internationals.  Brazil is due to play two matches on the 23rd and 26th March, so if Alisson is missing until then, it would be a major blow to Klopp and Liverpool.  Of course, these comments have not been verified by the club, so the situation change in the coming days.

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Curtis Jones - Bone ligament injury
Injury sustained against Brentford on 17th of February 2024
The Curtis Jones injury was a strange one, with the player appearing to twist his ankle, when in reality he received a kick to his ankle/shin.  Players get kicked all the time, but unfortunately for Jones, the kick has caused bruising to the bone and ligament.  When asked about Jones, Klopp replied that such injuries are very specific to the individual player and that the medical team would need to assess Joines again, once the swelling and pain have subsided.  No return date has therefore been given, but it is safe to assume that Jones will not be fit for the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Injury sustained against Burnley on 10th of February 2024
Alexander-Arnold is another player who has been ruled out of the Carabao Cup Final.  The right-back suffered a recurrence of the knee injury that kept him sidelined for most of January when he came on as a substitute against Burnley.  Klopp says he expects Arnold to miss three weeks of football, meaning he is doubtful for our pivotal clash against Manchester City on 10th March 2024.

Dominik Szoboszlai
Injury sustained against Burnley on 10th of February 2024
Hungarian international Szoboszlai will not be fit for tonight's game against Luton Town but does have a chance of making the Carabao Cup Final this weekend.  Whether Klopp will risk the midfielder on Sunday will likely depend on the fitness of his other midfielders, with one eye on key league games coming up over the next few weeks.

Mo Salah
Injury sustained against Brentford on 17th of February 2024
There has been no official word about Mo Salah's fitness, with various 'sources' claiming the player is injured once more, whilst others say the injury news is fake.  The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle, with the player likely tired and stiff after returning to action after 4 weeks out injured.  If Klopp picks Salah tonight, we will know he is fine, if he misses out, it will probably be because he wants to keep him fit for the Chelsea game.

Joel Matip, Ben Doak, Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago
Long term injuries
Matip, Doak, Bajcetic, and Thiago remain on the long-term injured list, with Klopp not expecting any of the players to have a meaningful impact on the rest of the season.

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  1. Nikki

    We are really struggling with injuries at the moment but I know the team will keep fighting for Klopp and the fans!

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