Liverpool have an extensive list of injury concerns but it’s not as bad as it seems with Jurgen Klopp expecting a number of the back soon.
The Reds host Arsenal this weekend and will be looking to take the full three points and should be able to as Liverpool will have a strong group of players for the match.
The Mirror has provided an update on all 9 players that have been injured over the international break.
Jordan Henderson – suffered a minor injury on international duty but has been pictured in training with the Reds and barring any discomfort over the next couple days, he should be in contention to face the Gunners.
Sadio Mane – suffered a rib injury while on international duty with Senegal and while he returned to Liverpool early to have the concern assessed, he is also back in training and should start vs. Arsenal.
Andy Robertson – rated as a 50/50 fitness call ahead of kick-off on Saturday, the Scotsman isn’t a long-term injury concern for Liverpool and while he might be left out, Kostas Tsimikas should have no trouble coming straight into the side.
In fact, the Greek star has been in fine form this season and will be keen to get back onto the pitch for Liverpool.
Naby Keita – while there were rumours floating around Twitter this week that he was back in training, the Guinean is, in fact, yet to return from the thigh injury he picked up against Brighton.
Roberto Firmino – the Brazilian is set to be sidelined for a few more weeks but may return in mid-December which is crucial for the Reds as Klopp will need him to provide cover for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane when they head off to AFCON next year.
James Milner – he’s back training at Kirkby but is yet to train with the main group and is currently rehabbing the hamstring injury he picked up during the sensational 5-0 win over Manchester United.
He’s not a starter but his experience and versatility are traits Klopp relies on when he needs to.
Joe Gomez – the calf injury he picked up is something of a mystery and no real timeframe has been placed on the injury concern so hopefully, it’s not serious and that he returns as soon as possible.
While Liverpool signed Ibrahima Konate in the summer and Joel Matip has been in good form this season, my favourite centre-back pairing is still van Dijk and Gomez.
Curtis Jones – “Curtis is a completely different story, he was very unlucky in training – he got a finger that scratched the eye,” Klopp said before defeat to West Ham.
Jones is yet to return to full team training but luckily it’s not a long-term injury.
Harvey Elliott – in the most positive update of the week, Elliott started running outside after the horrible injury he picked up against Leeds and while he’s still a long way away from returning to team training, it’s really good to see him able to jog and do light exercises.