In the latest Liverpool injury news, only two players, Thiago Alcântara and Trent Alexander-Arnold, are currently sidelined. Manager Jürgen Klopp is preparing to make tactical changes for the upcoming match against Leicester City.
Liverpool has enjoyed an impressive start to the season in both the Premier League, where they trail only Manchester City in points, and the Europa League, where they sit comfortably atop their group.
Now, Liverpool gears up for the Carabao Cup, drawing Leicester City as their opponents at home. Although the Foxes have had a respectable start in the Championship and advanced to this round by defeating Tranmere Rovers, Liverpool is expected to progress and secure their place in the fourth round.
Much like their approach against LASK, Jürgen Klopp is likely to shuffle his lineup, offering opportunities to various players. Ibrahima Konaté, who is now fit again despite missing the West Ham match, is poised for a return, with several others also vying for playing time.
Expect to see Harvey Elliott, Wataru Endō, and Stefan Bajčetić among those getting minutes, while Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo are strong contenders, having not started in the past two fixtures.
Thiago Alcântara, who has been absent since a season-ending hip injury towards the end of the previous season, has yet to make his comeback. Initial plans were to address the issue during the final matches of the previous campaign, aiming for a return in time for pre-season. However, the recovery process has extended longer than expected.
Although Klopp mentioned about 10 days ago that Thiago was back to running, he has not been spotted in full training sessions. It’s unfortunate, as a home fixture against Leicester would have been an ideal opportunity to gradually reintegrate him into the team.