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Liverpool injury update: Salah, Alisson, and Alexander-Arnold’s return dates revealed for upcoming Sparta and Man City matches…



Liverpool injury update: Salah, Alisson, and Alexander-Arnold’s return dates revealed for upcoming Sparta and Man City matches.


Liverpool has managed to navigate through a series of matches without any new injuries, despite having a lengthy and concerning injury list. However, they now face two important challenges in the form of Sparta Prague in the Europa League last 16 and a crucial Premier League clash against Manchester City. The question now arises, what will be the condition of the squad for these crucial games?


Key players such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota, and Alisson have been missing from recent matches, but the absence of top scorer Mohamed Salah has been particularly notable. Salah was once again unavailable for the dramatic last-minute victory against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.


On a positive note, Darwin Núñez, Wataru Endo, and Dominik Szoboszlai returned to action against Forest, with Darwin scoring the crucial late goal for Liverpool. However, there are several other players who may not be available for the upcoming matches this week.


We have compiled the latest updates on Salah’s condition and the status of other squad members who could potentially miss the upcoming matches against Prague and the champions at Anfield.


Mohamed Salah


Salah has been absent from the last three matches due to a hamstring injury he suffered during the Africa Cup of Nations. However, there are strong indications that he is nearing a comeback. Outgoing manager Jürgen Klopp mentioned that Salah’s participation in the upcoming week’s games is uncertain, describing it as a “touch and go” situation. Klopp also emphasized that the Egyptian’s return could happen at any moment.


It is likely that Klopp will opt to keep Salah out of the match against Sparta to ensure he is fully fit for the crucial game against City on Sunday. Liverpool is expected to take all necessary measures to ensure Salah’s availability for what could be a pivotal match of the season.


Trent Alexander-Arnold


The English international will remain sidelined until after the international break due to a knee injury sustained in February’s victory over Burnley. He was seen wearing a leg brace after the EFL Cup win against Chelsea. While there is no confirmed return date yet, Conor Bradley will continue to fill in for Alexander-Arnold until at least the end of March.




Alisson has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him out of the last six games. Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has emphasized that his recovery will take a significant amount of time, while Klopp has described it as a substantial muscle injury with no specific timeline for his return. It is anticipated that he will not be back on the field until April.


Ryan Gravenberch


During the EFL Cup final, Gravenberch was forced to leave the field due to an ill-timed challenge from Moisés Caicedo, which strangely went unpunished. Klopp has since disclosed that the young Dutchman sustained ankle ligament damage. Although it is not considered to be a severe injury, Klopp has only stated “we’ll see” when questioned about his availability for upcoming matches before the international break, indicating that he does not want to rule out his absence for an extended period.


Diogo Jota


Liverpool has acknowledged that they do not have a precise timeframe for Diogo Jota’s return following his medial ligament injury in the game against Brentford. He will definitely be sidelined until after the international break, and there are concerns that he may not be able to participate for the remainder of the season.


Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones was seen leaving the stadium on crutches after sustaining an ankle ligament injury during the match against Brentford. It is unlikely that he will be able to play before the international break, with the game against Brighton & Hove Albion on 31 March being the earliest possible return date. This setback is a blow for both Liverpool and Jones’ hopes of making the Euro 2024 squad.


Joël Matip

Joël Matip, the experienced Cameroonian defender, will miss the rest of the season due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament suffered in the victory over Fulham in December. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it is uncertain if he will play for Liverpool again.


Thiago Alcântra

Thiago Alcântra may not feature again this season due to a second serious injury. After a lengthy absence following hip surgery, he returned briefly against Arsenal only to suffer a significant hamstring injury. Like Matip, his contract with Liverpool ends this season, raising concerns that his appearance against Arsenal could be his final one.


Ben Doak

Ben Doak, the promising young winger, is facing an extended period of absence from the field following his knee surgery in December to repair a torn lateral meniscus. The standard recovery time for this type of surgery ranges from three to six months, indicating that his comeback is improbable before the conclusion of March and there is a possibility that he may not participate in any further matches this season.


Stefan Bajčetić

Stefan Bajčetić, the promising young midfielder, made a significant impression in his debut season. However, his second senior campaign has been plagued by a troublesome calf injury, preventing him from taking the field. Despite being seen in training attire during his rehabilitation, a comeback does not appear to be on the horizon. The club has not provided any specific timeline for his return.