Liverpool's injury list, suspensions and availability

NewsLiverpool's injury list, suspensions and availability

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Read the latest information on injuries, suspensions and availability in the Liverpool men's squad.

​​​​​​Last updated on March 1

  • Injuries

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago sustained a muscle injury as he made his first appearance of 2023-24 as a substitute in the defeat at Arsenal on February 4.

Jürgen Klopp was asked before Liverpool's Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie versus Southampton whether there is a timescale in place for Thiago's return and if he will play again this season.

Klopp on February 27: "There's no timescale. I don't know, to be honest. It's a couple of things [that] he has to do now from a medical point of view and then I don't know if that will then mean that he can play again [this season].

"That's not a short-term thing, that's why I'm not really in the subject. It's not that he might be in training in two weeks or stuff like this, so that's why I'm not 100 per cent in it. I cannot say more about it, to be honest."

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Alexander-Arnold sustained a knee injury during Liverpool's win over Burnley on February 10 and, prior to the Carabao Cup final, assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders confirmed he will be out until after the March international break.

Stefan Bajcetic

Bajcetic has missed the majority of the current season due to a fitness issue.

Klopp on February 27: "He's obviously gaining fitness now... he didn't get a green light yet for us for the team training.

"He's pain-free, completely pain-free, which is obviously the most important thing. All checks we made, like scans again, bone looks good, that's all fine and he's just doing the stuff he’s doing."

Alisson Becker

The goalkeeper is out until after the March international break with a muscle injury he picked up in training.

Ben Doak

The young forward is on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury while representing the Reds' U21s.

Lijnders on December 19: "That's not a good one. He teared his lateral meniscus, which needs surgery. That one will take [a] longer time. He is young, he is a fit guy, he is a positive guy so for sure he will come back stronger, and we need him to come back with the same fire he has with the ball, how he was. He can take time and we will wait for him."

Wataru Endo and Andy Robertson

Endo sustained a knock during Liverpool's Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea, while Robertson has had a bout of illness. Both are set to return to training ahead of the Premier League trip to Nottingham Forest.

Klopp on March 1: "Wataru and Robbo didn't [train], but there is the plan that they join in today. That's the idea but we have to see if that really works out."

Ryan Gravenberch

Gravenberch picked up an ankle injury during Liverpool's Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea and will definitely miss the FA Cup tie against Southampton and the visit to Nottingham Forest.

Klopp on February 27: "It's a ligament injury, could have been much worse, but bad enough for being ruled out for this game, next game. We will see. So, we need miracles with a few players, so that's why I don't want to rule out for too long."

Curtis Jones

The midfielder sustained a high ankle sprain during Liverpool's win at Brentford on February 17. Lijnders confirmed ahead of the Carabao Cup final that Jones will be available again 'around the [March] international break'.

Diogo Jota

Jota is facing a spell on the sidelines as a result of the medial ligament injury he picked up against Brentford.

Klopp on February 20: "Then we have Diogo with a knee issue, is ruled out.

"With Diogo, it will obviously take rather months. It's with the injuries as well, so like you have important days. So, day five, day 10, they are always important days when you then judge the situation again because nobody reacts in the same way and it depends on the pain level they still have and stuff like this.

"I couldn't give you a timeframe even if I wanted to, so that's just how it is. When you don't have these players available, it makes no sense as well to say, 'OK, they will not be in before...'"

Joel Matip

The centre-back sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during a challenge in the second half of Liverpool's win over Fulham on December 3.

Matip subsequently underwent a successful operation and will continue his rehabilitation at the AXA Training Centre, with no timescale placed on his recovery.

Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai

The pair have made a return to full training ahead of the game at Nottingham Forest.

Klopp on March 1: "Darwin and Dom trained yesterday with the team. So, they looked good, but we have to wait [to see] how they react."

Mohamed Salah

The No.11 is making good progress with his recovery from a muscle injury but has been ruled out of the Forest clash.

Klopp on March 1: "I don't think Mo is too far off, but he will not feature tomorrow and from there we have to go. It's like touch and go… but I think next week at any point it is possible. He is on the way back, definitely, but not there yet."



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