Liverpool have a number of players that are out injured or suspended that Michael Mongie will provide an update on.
Although he was out on loan at Wigan Athletic, Adam Bogdan’s deal with the Latics was cut short as he suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury. The Liverpool Echo reported at the end of November that he would return to Liverpool and start his rehab on Merseyside.
Another player whose season was ended just as soon as it began is Danny Ings. The promising centre-forward had just made a return from one debilitating knee injury before suffering another. Ings was making very important strides to returning to full-time football in the Liverpool first team before he was scythed down yet again. Due to the nature of the ligament damage, no return date can be issued as there is still a long way to go on his road to recovery.
Joel Matip has missed Liverpool’s last two Premier League games with a recurrence of the ankle injury which bother him so much in his time with Schalke. There is little to report other than that nobody really knows when he’ll back. Due to the recurring nature of the injury, there is no telling if it will flare up straight after positive steps and apparent recovery. Jurgen Klopp has dismissed talk of Matip going for surgery but it seems as though he’ll need to go under the knife sooner or later.
Marko Grujic returned to training on Monday and so did Philippe Coutinho and while the Brazilian is back in training, Jurgen Klopp said that he doesn’t want to rush the number 10 back into action as he wants to avoid exacerbating the injury. While the expectation is that he will make a substitute appearance against Manchester City on New Year’s Eve at Anfield, if there are any issues, Klopp will exclude him as a precaution.