Liverpool have faced limited injury issues to start to this season, but have suffered two crucial blows this week.
First-choice goalkeeoer Alisson has joined the likes of Andy Robertson, Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic on the sidelines after being ruled out of this weekend’s match against Fulham, alongside forward Diogo Jota.
Liverpool injury news
Alisson and Diogo Jota
Alisson and Jota both suffered injuries during last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City.
The Brazilian goalkeeper completed the game despite a late hamstring issue, whereas Jota was forced off 54 minutes into the game, with a muscle problem.
Speaking on the issue in his pre-match press conference ahead of facing LASK on Thursday, Klopp said: “With Ali it’s a bit lesser, so we have to see – not day by day, he will not play tomorrow, not on Sunday, probably not the week after. Then it should be kind of OK.
“Diogo will take a little bit longer, we don’t know exactly how long, but it’s a bit more severe. We have to see.”
Liverpool have been without Andy Robertson since the last international break, where the left-back suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery.
The 29-year-old defender has been a fixture in the side in recent seasons, so Klopp will be hoping to see Robertson return as soon as possible.
Speaking to Viaplay sports, Robertson spoke on a potential return date: “I’ve not looked that far ahead yet. I’m just trying to take it week by week. I’m trying not to get frustrated, I’m not the best injured so I’m trying to take small wins every single week.
“I don’t want to put a game in mind and then I don’t make it or I come back before then. I am just taking it slowly but surely and then there will be a time to start pushing it and when that comes I’ll try and get on the pitch as quickly as I can.”
Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic
Liverpool’s Spanish duo have both been absent for a lengthy period of time, with the pair the consequence of setbacks from previous problems.
Thiago hasn’t played a single game since April and Jurgen Klopp doesn’t expect the midfielder to be back until the New Year, whereas Bajcetic was sidelined with an adductor injury in March and has struggled in his attempts to return to fitness.