Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders delivered an injury update.

Liverpool injury latest: Nine players out of EFL Cup semi-final

Liverpool could be without nine senior players for their EFL Cup semi-clash with Fulham at Anfield on Wednesday. 

The Reds suffered their latest injury blow this week when it was revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold hyperextended his knee, adding to the list absentees at the Premier League club.

The right-back sustained the injury during the 2-0 win over Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup and is expected to miss at least three weeks of action.

Dominik Szoboszlai, Andy Robertson, Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip and Stefan Bajcetic are also on the treatment table, while Mo Salah and Wataru Endo are both on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup respectively.

In a boost for Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk is expected to be fit and ready for the visit of Fulham after missing the Arsenal game through illness.

Pep Lijnders delivers Liverpool injury update:

The Liverpool assistant manager said: “Virgil ran yesterday while we were doing the training with the subs [not used against Arsenal] so he did a few jogs. He looked good, was smiling and speaking together with Diogo [Jota]. He will be back. Good to go.

“Dominik is progressing well on the pitch, running, so he is not far away. Robbo [Andy Robertson] is on the turf. He has another scan and if that goes well we can really decide when to have more contact. That’s the tricky thing with his injury.

“Kostas is going quicker than expected so both he and Robbo will be back the end of this month, training with the team. Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcantara will be into next month”

Read – The key games Alexander-Arnold could miss for Liverpool

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