Liverpool FC took a point from their meeting with Manchester City, but it came with a price (two actually), as Alisson and Diogo Jota suffered injuries. Let’s start with the first choice shot stopper, who apparently suffered a hamstring injury of some sort.
Jota suffered a leg injury of some kind as well, and we’ll see tomorrow at the UEFA Europa League press conference, if manager Jurgen Klopp provides specifics on the nature and severity of their injuries.
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Kickoff: Thurs. Nov. 30, 8pm, Anfield, Liverpool, UK
Competition: UEFA Europa League Group E Matchday 5/6
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Maybe Klopp will even provide a timeline for their return? Maybe not, as Liverpool often treats injury news like a national government treats military secrets. Alisson was not going to start in the UEL clash against LASK Linz anyway. Next we get our legally obligated mention of Thiago Alcantara in a Liverpool injury news article out of the way, as the midfielder remains sidelined by a hip complaint.
Stefan Bajcetic (calf) and Andrew Robertson (shoulder) remain on the sidelines as additional longer-term injury absentees.
However, the news is better for Ryan Gravenberch, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate as this trio used the international break to overcome knocks and thus make the match day squad against the reigning treble winners.
Look for them to be pushing for a first team and/or full 90 minutes assignment here.
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