A lot of pressure is already placed on Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool have been tested rather too early this season with injuries. This has affected the team in virtually all departments.
The Reds hope to put up a fight in the race for the domestic title. These injury problems however, are proving to be an extremely crazy burden to haul. A number of Liverpool players have been sidelined already ahead of their remaining games this month. Here is a list of these players and when Klopp can expect to have them back in the squad:
• Thiago: Liverpool will hope to have caught the injury early, meaning a couple of weeks out, as opposed to four or more.
He missed 14 games in his first Premier League season, and 13 last term.
• Keita: He returned to training over the weekend and should be available to face Crystal Palace at Anfield next Monday.
• Jones: Liverpool say it’s not a serious issue, but he looks set to miss another couple of weeks at least.
• Konate: Another freak injury, the French defender suffered a knee problem and now looks to be out for at least a month.
• Jota: Jota picked up a hamstring injury on international duty in June, and then suffered a recurrence in Singapore.
He hopes to be back in action before the end of the month, but Liverpool will take no risks with him.
• Tsimikas: He is expected back in full training this week and should strengthen Klopp’s bench options against Crystal Palace.
• Ox: He is expected to miss around two months with the hamstring issue.
• Kelleher: He is still “two or three weeks” away from a return.
• Ramsay: Ramsay is yet to train fully with his new team-mates, but travelled with them to their Austrian camp and is understood to be close to a return to action. His initial outings may well be with the Under-21s.
• Kaide Gordon: He is likely to return in the next week or so. Gordon, like Ramsay, will likely be given time with the U21s as he builds up his fitness.
Liverpool dropped points against Fulham on Saturday at the Craven Cottage Stadium. Although lack of team sharpness was the proper reason for the draw as opposed to the injury woes. The Premier League runners-up will have to up their game and use the players they have available to claim every possible three points from matches as they look to contend for the title yet again.