Jurgen Klopp will be pleased to note that his injury list is shrinking ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Spurs.
The London Evening Standard has provided a comprehensive injury update for Reds fans. It’s mostly good news with Rhian Brewster the only player not facing an imminent return.
Joe Gomez is closing in on a return from two surgeries required to fix his broken leg. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also close to a return from a lengthy layoff.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Xherdan Shaqiri could all be options for Klopp at the weekend as well. Meanwhile, Andy Robertson is set to return from his “dental issue.”
While teams tend to be overburdened with injuries at this point in the season, the opposite is the case for Liverpool. His injury list is slowing growing shorter and it couldn’t happen at a more ideal time.
The Reds are challenging for domestic and continental titles and if they are to win either (or even both), a full squad is needed.
The return of Gomez is particularly important as his availability will allow Trent to get a rest when needed while it will spur Matip on to perform at an even higher level than he has in his younger teammate’s absence.
Fans are frothing at the thought of seeing Chamberlain back fit but he is likely to be a bit rusty given the timeline of his layoff. His presence alone, however, has the potential to provide a lift for the lads.
While Keita and Shaqiri will be great options for Klopp, he hasn’t given either much game time recently so it will be interesting to see what kind of role each is handed over the next two months.
One or the other, in my view, would be perfect for the starting lineup to face Spurs as Liverpool need a win to continue their assault on Manchester City’s Premier League crown.