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Liverpool’s 25-man squad trains ahead of the Aston Villa clash – Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota are missing from the training…



Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota were absent from the 25-man Liverpool squad during their training session for the upcoming match against Aston Villa.


The team was pictured training at the AXA Training Centre, with no sign of the two players. Liverpool will have had a full week to prepare for the game, as their previous match was on Monday night.


Manager Jurgen Klopp gave his players some time off to recharge before resuming preparations. During his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp did not receive any questions regarding the fitness of his squad.


It seems that Jota is still recovering from the hip injury he sustained against Fulham last month.


No concerns were raised regarding the fitness of his team, and it seems that Jota has yet to recover from the hip injury he sustained against Fulham last month.


Additionally, Robertson was not seen with the 25-man group, leading to speculation that Tsimikas, who missed the squad against Tottenham last weekend but is now back, could potentially start at Villa Park.


There were no fresh injuries reported, and players such as Thiago, Joel Matip, and Ben Doak, who have been sidelined for several months, did not make a return.


Darwin Nunez returned to Merseyside with a cheerful demeanor after enjoying a break at Disneyland. Klopp dismissed any rumors of a summer departure for Nunez.


The challenges faced by a young man are truly formidable. He is well aware of the high expectations placed upon him and he sets lofty goals for himself,” he informed the press.


“He must endure this journey as it is an integral part of a footballer’s professional life. That’s all there is to it.


“His predicament lies in the fact that he possesses such exceptional talent that he consistently finds himself in these crucial moments. If he were even slightly less exceptional, he wouldn’t have the opportunities he does now, and people would question his greatness.”


A group of young players, including Stefan Bajcetic, Conor Bradley, James McConnell, Kaide Gordon, and Trey Nyoni, were part of the strong contingent involved.


Despite this, Liverpool U21s traveled to Tottenham for their quarter-final in the league playoffs on Sunday.


The team’s defenders consisted of Van Dijk, Konate, Quansah, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Tsimikas, and Bradley.


In midfield, they had Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Elliott, Jones, Endo, Gravenberch, Bajcetic, McConnell, and Nyoni.


The forward line included Salah, Diaz, Gakpo, Nunez, and Gordon.


Notably absent were Matip, Robertson, Thiago, Doak, and Jota.