Liverpool injury update: Latest team news ahead of Nottingham Forest fixture

Liverpool are dealing with a lengthy injury list but Jurgen Klopp has given an update on his missing stars

Jamie Braidwood
Friday 01 March 2024 13:08 GMT
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Liverpool return to Premier League action against Nottingham Forest on Saturday as Jurgen Klopp continues to deal with a lengthy injury list.

The Reds have the chance to move four points clear at the top of the Premier League table and put the pressure on Manchester City and Arsenal when they visit the City Ground at 3pm tomorrow.

It’s been a remarkable week at Anfield: with Liverpool winning the Carabao Cup after beating Chelsea in extra time, before Klopp’s side progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Southampton.

Klopp has turned to the academy to keep Liverpool’s quadruple bid alive - with Jayden Danns, Lewis Koumas, James McConnell, Bobby Clark and Conor Bradley all starring after getting an unexpected chance in the first-team.

But Klopp will be keen to get his injured senior players back as soon as possible, with the Reds looking to extend their winning run as they return to the Premier League title race.

Here’s the latest injury news from Liverpool ahead of Klopp’s side facing Nottingham Forest tomorrow:

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool’s top scorer has been ruled out of the Nottingham Forest match, with Klopp confirming Salah is not ready to return. “I don’t think Mo is too far off, but he will not feature tomorrow,” Klopp said at his press conference on Friday. “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.”

Salah was unable to play a part in the Carabao Cup final after experiencing discomfort following his return from a hamstring injury. Klopp also said he was “touch and go” ahead of the Southampton math but Salah was not risked, and is not in contention to face Forest this weekend according to Liverpool’s latest update.

Darwin Nunez

Like Salah, Nunez was not risked in the FA Cup in midweek, but Klopp confirmed Nunez trained on Thursday and is now in contention to return to the squad ahead of Liverpool’s trip to the City Ground. Nunez was replaced at half-time in the 4-1 win over Brentford and had missed Liverpool’s last two games against Chelsea and Southampton.

Dominik Szoboszlai

The £60m summer signing has not played since Liverpool’s 4-1 over Chelsea on January 31 after the recurrence of a hamstring injury  - but Klopp has confirmed his condition is similar to Nunez and that Szoboszlai is in contention to face Forest after returning to training this week.

On Nunez and Szoboszlai, Klopp said: “So, they looked good, but we have to wait [to see] how they react.”

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Andy Robertson

The left-back missed Wednesday’s FA Cup tie against Southampton and Klopp revealed the Scotland captain was being monitored ahead of the trip to Nottingham Forest. Robertson didn’t train on Thuesday but Klopp said he could return on Friday ahead of the fixture.

Wataru Endo

After playing a key role in the Carabao Cup final, Endo was left leaving Wembley with his foot in a protective boot. The Japan international wasn’t risked against Southampton but Klopp said he is set to return to training on Friday and Endo could play a part this weekend.

Ryan Gravenberch

The Dutchman was stretchered off the pitch at Wembley after Chelsea midfielder Moises Caicedo landed on his ankle - but he has escaped a serious injury. Gravenberch is set to miss this weekend’s match, but he could return after that.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The vice-captain has been ruled out until after March’s international break due to a knee problem - which means he will miss the potential Premier League title decider against Manchester City on 10 March.

Alisson Becker

While Caoimhin Kelleher has excelled between the posts, Liverpool will want their No 1 back in action as soon as possible. But Alisson also won’t be back until after the international break due to a hamstring injury- and the Brighton game on 31 March could be his next involvement.

Curtis Jones

The 23-year-old suffered an ankle injury against Brentford and missed another Wembley final when he was ruled out of the win against Chelsea. Like Alexander-Arnold and Alisson, Jones won’t be back until after the international break - so he will miss the FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.

Diogo Jota

Jota suffered a knee injury against Brentford on 17 February and Klopp said afterwards that the forward will be out for “months” rather than “weeks”.

Thiago Alcantara

Klopp said there is “no timescale” on Thiago’s return. After an injury-plagued year, the 32-year-old suffered a fresh injury when he came on as a 85th minute substitute against Arsenal in the 3-1 defeat at the Emirates.

Stefan Bajcetic

After a breakthrough season last year, Bajcetic has not played since September. The 19-year-old is yet to return to team training.

Joel Matip

The centre-back is out of the rest of the season after suffering an ACL injury in the 2-0 win over Sheffield United in December.

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