Report: Two more Liverpool players now definitely ruled out of tomorrow's PL opener against Fulham
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Report: Two more Liverpool players now definitely ruled out of tomorrow's PL opener against Fulham

Curtis Jones and Ibrahima Konate have been ruled out of Liverpool’s Premier League opener at Fulham tomorrow.

That’s according to The Times, who report that the Liverpool players are both injured for the game.

Konate has reportedly suffered a knee injury having had to be substituted during Sunday’s friendly with Strasbourg.

Jones meanwhile, had to withdraw from the same match ahead of the game. The 21-year-old has reportedly been spotted wearing a protective boot, but no details of his injury have yet been established.

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Squad depth taking a battering, but first eleven standing firm

Of the two players injured here, it’s clear that the bigger blow belongs to Konate. The Frenchman is likely to play a bigger role than Jones this season, and also had designs on making it into France’s World Cup squad.

Although no dates have been given on the length of his absence, that actually makes it slightly more worrying. Knee injuries can take time, as Liverpool fans well know.

As for Jones, it’s another frustrating start to a season. The youngster has been tipped to take on more responsibility in the side this season. But he can’t do that if he’s not able to get on the pitch.

His injury further depletes Liverpool’s midfield options. After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was ruled out for a couple of months, Jurgen Klopp is now two down in the middle of the park.

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Diogo Jota also has no chance of making tomorrow’s game, as well as those over the next few weeks.

With Liverpool looking in tip-top shape ahead of 2022/23, the one thing that could really derail them is injuries.

So far, none of the absolute key men have been injured though, which is positive news. It’s crucial that Liverpool keep their first eleven fit in the early weeks of the season.

Failure to do so could lead to a slow start, which could be fatal.

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