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Latest Liverpool Injury News: When Will Salah, Nunez, Alisson, 8 Others Return?



Liverpool are without several key players at the moment – so when will Jurgen Klopp have everyone available for selection again?

The red’s quest for four titles this season has come at a high cost, as the Reds have sustained numerous injuries in recent weeks and months. And in the thrilling Carabao Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp had to trust his Academy graduates.

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Naturally, despite missing out on a number of regular squad players and starters, the kids performed admirably and helped the Reds win a historic 1-0 at Wembley. Although Liverpool is now leading the Premier League, they will begin their Europa League campaign next week, and on Wednesday night they will visit Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round. You can be sure that Klopp wants all of his important players back for the business end of the season.

Which players, then, are expected to rejoin the team soon? Who knows who might not suit up again this year? THEEAGLE analyses Liverpool’s extensive list of injuries down below.


Darwin Nunez

The in-form forward added to Liverpool’s injury worries when he failed to appear for the second half of the game at Brentford, in which he had opened the scoring with a sublime lob. Klopp revealed afterwards that Nunez had “felt something” and the injury proved sufficiently serious to keep him out of the Carabao Cup final.

But it doesn’t seem like a huge deal, because on Sunday, Nunez was spotted shoving Curtis Jones and Salah aside and scurrying over gates and barriers to enter the Wembley pitch in order to celebrate Virgil van Dijk’s extra-time winner. Nunez should therefore make his comeback this week, either against Southampton or Forest.

Mohamed Salah

The most valuable player at Liverpool—and not only because of how many goals he scores. There’s almost always an Egyptian king to choose from. Salah’s recent minor hamstring issue, which kept him out of four Premier League games, including the trip to Arsenal, raises some concerns about his fitness. The injury occurred during the Africa Cup of Nations.


His spectacular comeback to action saw him score a goal and provide an assist against Brentford after he came off the bench. However, an unidentified “muscular problem” kept him out of the Carabao Cup final and the home match against Luton. The good news is that Salah might play in Southampton’s FA Cup match on Wednesday. The wise choice, though, would be for Klopp to hold out his best player for Saturday’s Premier League matchup at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest.

Ryan Gravenberch

Horrible challenge by Chelsea midfielder Moises Caicedo knocked out the Netherlands international in the League Cup final, and the fact that it went unpunished made matters worse. Starting his third game in a row in all competitions, it was an extremely brutal blow for a player who has struggled with consistency this season.

Gravenberch‘s ankle ligament issue was confirmed by Klopp during a news conference on Tuesday, and he will miss both the Southampton match and the Forest match. It might have been lot worse, he added, suggesting that the versatile midfielder’s absence may not be as long as initially thought.


Wataru Endo

The news that Wataru Endo had been carrying an injury was startling to Liverpool supporters since it meant that much more credit should go to him for his performance, which was remarkable considering how hard he had worked for the whole 120 minutes he was on the pitch. After the match, Klopp was even doubting the 31-year-old’s actual age!

It appears like one of the season’s biggest surprises for Liverpool will miss the Southampton cup match, but his absence shouldn’t be prolonged. Wataru had a serious blow, Klopp acknowledged on Tuesday. “Thus, we must observe. Although it’s not much better than it was on Sunday, that is the situation.”

Dominik Szoboszlai

The Hungary captain had an incredible start to his Liverpool career, but he soon showed signs of exhaustion during the hectic Christmas season. He eventually sustained a hamstring injury at the end of January, which prevented him from playing in several important games, including the Carabao Cup final, which Szoboszlai had reportedly felt was a bit too soon.


However, the all-action midfield player is back in training and has a good chance of playing against Southampton on Wednesday night. Don’t be shocked, though, if Klopp reserves him for Forest.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Reportedly, Alexander-Arnold was “forced” to return to duty before he was fully healed from the knee injury he sustained in the FA Cup victory against Arsenal in January, which infuriated Klopp. The right-back’s pain in the “same area” during his comeback against Burnley meant that these awkward inquiries were unavoidable, though.

While Alexander-Arnold is currently in the treatment room and won’t be eligible for selection again until after next month’s international break, Klopp had stressed at the time that it was “nothing really bad”. Conor Bradley has shown to be an excellent backup, therefore Liverpool is fortunate!


Alisson Becker

Alisson had a terrible start to the month of February. He gave Arsenal the advantage in a crucial Premier League match at the Emirates before developing a muscular issue in the gym that will prevent him from playing until after the international break. As a result, Liverpool will be without their starting custodian for both the massive match against Manchester City at Anfield on 10 March and the Merseyside derby seven days later.

But at least Liverpool will always have the Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher, the Carabao Cup hero (or, as Klopp refers to him, “the best No. 2 goalkeeper in the world”).

Joel Matip

Matip‘s season-ending injury in December means he’s most likely played his final game for Liverpool, and his contract is up this summer. What an incredibly awful way for the Cameroonian’s stint at the club to end.


However, Matip will always be remembered as a cult figure at Anfield, and his 2016 free move from Schalke will rank among Klopp’s greatest signing ever.

Curtis Jones

The Scouse midfielder would have no luck at all if it weren’t for terrible luck. Although Jones has always been hindered by injuries, his best run of form while wearing a Liverpool shirt has been cut short by problems this season, which have proven especially difficult.

The Reds assistant coach Pep Lijnders reports that Jones, who is 23 years old, will be sidelined until “around the March international break” after sustaining an ankle sprain during the team’s victory over Brentford on February 17.


Diogo Jota

To say that Liverpool was devastated by the Portuguese forward’s knee injury would be a huge understatement. Jota, who was playing sensationally at the moment, is Klopp’s most deadly finisher.

The 27-year-old should be able to contribute in some way towards the end of the season, according to the club’s medical staff, but that is far from definite. We only know that his loss would be felt greatly because, before to his most recent injury, he had already contributed 14 goals and four assists across all competitions.

Thiago Alcantara

The Spanish midfielder’s year has been nothing short of a nightmare. On February 4, he had his first professional appearance since April 2023 in the Premier League loss at Arsenal, but a muscular issue sidelined him right away. This was his first significant hip injury to heal.


The fact that Thiago‘s contract expires this summer and Klopp is unsure if the 32-year-old will play again this season is extremely alarming.

“There’s no timescale,” Klopp said. “There are a couple of things [that] he has to do now from a medical point of view and I don’t know if that will then mean that he can play again [this season]. It’s not a short-term thing. It’s not that he might be in training in two weeks or stuff like this, so that’s why I’m not 100 per cent. I cannot say more about it, to be honest.”