Here are all seven injured Liverpool players as of February 4th. The Reds lost to Brighton on Wednesday with a depleted squad.
Liverpool suffered their second consecutive home league defeat on Wednesday as Brighton beat them 1-0. It’s also their second home league defeat in nearly four years.
They went into that game without several first-team stars, however. Here we list all seven currently injured Liverpool players.
This one broke just before Liverpool announced their team to face Brighton. Alisson isn’t technically ‘injured’, though.
The Brazilian is ill and couldn’t make the game. We expect he’ll be okay for the weekend but Liverpool have announced very little.
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Gomez picked up a serious knee injury in November and required surgery. He hasn’t played since and Jurgen Klopp ‘would be surprised’ to have him back this season.
Still, he says it might be close. Perhaps we get a late return, then. Liverpool did hint that way on Wednesday, actually.
We haven’t seen Jota since December 9th – and he has been missed. Liverpool struggle to score goal these days and could really use the Portuguese forward back.
The good news is that Jota stepped up his training on Wednesday. The bad news is Jurgen Klopp thinks it could be up to four weeks before he’s back.
He also suggested it could be as few as two weeks – we’ll hope for that one.
Keita’s condition is quite strange. Liverpool were describing it as a ‘fitness issue’ back in early January when Jurgen Klopp said he’d be back soon.
But it’s been nearly a month since then and Keita still hasn’t made his return. In fact, he hasn’t played since the 7-0 over Crystal Palace on December 19th.
So who knows when he’ll be back? It’s all a bit of a mystery.
“We will see. [Mane] might be available for the weekend, I don’t know. He didn’t train with the team today. We will see.”
That’s what Jurgen Klopp had to say about Mane’s absence against Brighton. The weekend game is against Manchester City, of course, so we really hope he’s back.
He’d be an even bigger loss for that one as he was against Brighton.
Matip has struggled with injuries all season but it was still devastating to hear this week that he’s out for the season.
It immediately explained why Liverpool moved for two defenders on deadline day. A player of Matip’s quality, though, is very hard to replace.
He’s out of the Champions League squad, too – further confirmation that we won’t see him again this campaign.
Virgil van Dijk
The big one. Liverpool just haven’t been the same since Van Dijk’s injury against Everton on October 17th.
Although, all the other injuries haven’t exactly helped.
Still, Liverpool are without arguably their star player in Van Dijk and may well be that way all season. His knee surgery appeared to confirm that.
Much like Gomez, however, Liverpool did offer a little hint that we might just see him again before all is said and done.
We’ll hold on to that hope.