As Liverpool prepares for their Europa League encounter with Union SG, the team faces the challenge of missing three players from training.
Two weeks following their victorious away match against LASK, Liverpool returns to Europa League action with a home fixture against Union SG. In a week marked by discussions on contentious officiating, the team looks forward to getting back on the pitch to rectify the issues of the previous Saturday.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has a wealth of choices at his disposal but is dealing with the absence of a couple of key players. Here’s the latest update on Liverpool’s injury status:
- Stefan Bacjetic – Doubtful, did not participate in training.
- Darwin Nunez – Doubtful to start but underwent regular training.
- Cody Gakpo (knee) – Unavailable.
- Thiago (hip) – Unavailable.
- Conor Bradley (back) – Unavailable.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to play a role after his appearance off the bench over the weekend. His presence in the pre-match press conference further suggests his involvement.
However, Stefan Bajcetic is unlikely to feature after playing the final minutes against Leicester but being absent from the squad against Tottenham. He also did not take part in full team training before the game on Wednesday.
Klopp confirmed that Cody Gakpo is “unavailable” and will likely be sidelined until after the upcoming international break. Darwin Nunez, although not fully fit to start against Tottenham, is expected to be in the squad, with the decision to start him resting on the manager’s judgment.
Once again, Thiago and Conor Bradley did not participate in training.
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher, Jaros
Defenders: Van Dijk, Gomez, Konate, Matip, Quansah, Robertson, Tsimikas, Chambers, Alexander-Arnold
Midfielders: Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Endo, Gravenberch, Jones, Elliott
Forwards: Salah, Nunez, Diaz, Jota, Doak