Jurgen Klopp might have a few important players back for the big game against Manchester City.
After the international break, Liverpool has a huge Premier League game against Manchester City right away.
The Reds have been in great shape so far this season, hitting a lot of goals. They now face the toughest test of their renewed status as title contenders.
It had been a rough few days for Jurgen Klopp’s team, but they got back on track with a 3-0 win over Brentford at Anfield last time out. Mohamed Salah scored twice to put that draw at Luton and the shocking Europa League loss to Toulouse behind them.
Now that a few injured players are almost ready to return, things could get even better for Liverpool. However, it will be a long time before other key players can play again, and there is still some doubt about a few more.
Here is the most recent news about Liverpool injuries and possible comeback dates…
The Dutch midfielder has been very popular since moving from Bayern Munich to Merseyside in the summer. However, he didn’t play against Toulouse or Brentford because of what Klopp called a “minor knee issue.”
Gravenberch should be able to play against City on Saturday, as long as there have been no delays since then.
Konate was unexpectedly not in the team that played Brentford because he seemed to have re-aggravated a hamstring injury. He also pulled out of France service.
Didier Deschamps, the manager of France, said last week, “He felt something in his hamstring.” Klopp didn’t say much more about the problem. He had tests, and it’s not a big deal.
“He needs some time to be safe.” He already hurt that part of his body.
“It wasn’t smart for me or him to call him up.” In the best case, he might have only been working on Friday or Saturday.
Let’s see if Konate is in the running for a quick return at City.
Like Konate, Gomez was unexpectedly left out of the team that played Brentford, and we don’t know much about the nature or seriousness of his injury at this point.
After the game against the Bees, Klopp was asked about Konate and Gomez. He only said, “Yeah, both for injury reasons as well.”
“They were not available today, but we will find out how bad it is.”
We are still waiting for more information from the Liverpool manager, so it is hard to say when the versatile back Gomez might be able to play again.
Robertson, a reliable left back, hurt his shoulder while playing for Scotland in international play last month. He had surgery, and won’t be able to play again until the New Year.
When asked about his progress by Viaplay Sports before the exciting draw between Scotland and Norway on Sunday night, he said, “I’m getting there, slowly and surely.” Surgery went well, which was the most important thing. There were no problems or anything like that afterward.
“So far, so good. It’s been three weeks since surgery, so things are going well. I just need to take things one step at a time and week by week.” So far, everything has gone well, and let’s hope that keeps up. Before you know it, I hope to be back on the grass.
When asked when he might come back, Robertson said, “I haven’t thought that far ahead yet.” I’m just going to take each week as it comes. I’m trying not to get angry because I’m hurt a lot, so every week I’m trying to find small wins.
“I don’t want to plan a game and then not show up or come back early.” I’m going slowly but surely. There will come a time when I need to push myself, and I’ll do my best to get on the field as soon as possible.
January 2024 is a possible return date.
Curtis Jones Jones hasn’t played since the beginning of November, when they beat Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup. He has been out with a leg injury ever since.
Klopp did say earlier this month that he thought the 22-year-old would be back in action after the international break.
Possible return date: November 25 against Manchester City on Saturday
One of Liverpool’s biggest problems is that they can’t seem to keep Thiago, an important player, healthy and playing well for long periods of time.
The Spanish player has been hurt a lot and hasn’t played a game since April. He probably won’t be able to play again until at least the New Year because of his hip problem.
“Thiago is something that goes on.” This month, Klopp said this about Thiago: “We can’t put any pressure in there either.”
“But we think he’ll be back… I would say the beginning of the New Year.”
“It’s already November. So, that would take four more weeks. I think that’s a reasonable thing to try. I’m looking forward to seeing him again. The player is really great.
“I understand why you ask but we can’t have a week by week update because it will not change a lot in this moment.”
January 2024 is a possible return date.
Stefan Bajcetic, a defender who graduated from the Stefan Bajcetic Academy, had a great 2022–23 season until he hurt his adductor early in March.
After failures, the Spaniard has only played twice since then, and Klopp doesn’t know when he will be able to call on him again.