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Liverpool Injury Full Player List And Return Dates; Gravenberch And Endō Out

Explore the latest Liverpool injury full player list and return dates. Stay informed on the challenges facing Jürgen Klopp's squad ahead of crucial fixtures.

Author:Rhyley Carney
Reviewer:Paula M. Graham
Feb 27, 20244.9K Shares65.6K Views
Liverpool's triumph in the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea was exhilarating, yet it came at a cost as injuries continue to plague the squad. The Reds secured their first trophy of the season amid a challenging scenario, with 11 players sidelined.
The latest setback occurred when Ryan Gravenberch left the pitch with an ankle injury after a harsh challenge from Moisés Caicedo. The injury concerns extended further with Wataru Endō also leaving on crutches. As Liverpool braces for upcoming fixtures, including the FA Cup clash against Southampton, a detailed look at the Liverpool injury full player list and return datesreveals the challenges ahead for Jürgen Klopp's team.

Ryan Gravenberch

Liverpool faced a significant setback in the Carabao Cup final when midfielder Ryan Gravenberch suffered an ankle injury after a late challenge from Moisés Caicedo. Post-match, Jürgen Klopp expressed concern, stating, "I hope it's not that bad.
They did an X-ray, so it's not broken, but the ligaments got something, and that's how it is." Gravenberch left Wembley on crutches, wearing a protective boot. The exact extent of the injury is yet to be determined, with Klopp emphasizing the uncertainty surrounding the return date.

Wataru Endō

Despite delivering an excellent performance at the base of Liverpool's midfield throughout the entire 120 minutes of the Carabao Cup final, Wataru Endō left Wembley on crutches with a protective boot. The circumstances surrounding his departure remain unclear, and it is uncertain whether it was a precautionary measure or indicative of a more serious issue. As of now, the return date for Wataru Endō is unknown.

Mohamed Salah And Darwin Núñez

Both Mohamed Salah and Darwin Núñez missed the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea due to knocks sustained in the previous game against Brentford. Although they were pictured in training kit on Friday, Jürgen Klopp opted not to risk their participation in the final. Salah, who had returned to action following a hamstring problem against Brentford, experienced muscle tightness, keeping him out of the final.
The assistant manager, Pep Lijnders, mentioned that Salah's fitness would be evaluated on a day-by-day basis. Núñez, who was taken off at half-time against Brentford as a precaution, was also absent from the final. Both players could potentially return for the upcoming fixtures against Southampton and Nottingham Forest.

Dominik Szoboszlai And Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders revealed that Dominik Szoboszlai could still force his way into contention for the Carabao Cup final but, ultimately, the game came too soon for the midfielder. Szoboszlai had been out for most of January before aggravating a hamstring problem on his return.
Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold, the dynamic right-back, arrived at Wembley wearing a knee brace, indicating an ongoing knee issue. Alexander-Arnold is now set to be out until after the international break, according to reports.

Alisson Becker

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker did not play in the Carabao Cup final, with Caoimhín Kelleher taking his place. The Brazilian shot-stopper has been out with a hamstring problem, and Lijnders revealed on Friday that he would not be back in action until after the upcoming international break, placing his potential return at the end of March or the start of April.

Curtis Jones And Diogo Jota

Curtis Jones, a talented midfielder, suffered an ankle injury at Brentford last weekend, and Lijnders confirmed that he had a 'high ankle sprain.' Despite initial hopes of him being the first to return among the injured players, Jones is unlikely to be back until during the international break, with a potential return date in late March.
Diogo Jota, who suffered a medial ligament injury in the win over Brentford, is facing a more extended period on the sidelines. Jürgen Klopp suggested he would be out for months, but the Portuguese forward hopes to return for the season's run-in.

Thiago Alcântara And Stefan Bajčetić

Thiago Alcântara, the skilled midfielder, suffered a muscle issue on his first appearance of the season in a recent defeat to Arsenal. Klopp stated after the match that he had a muscle problem, with the extent not yet known. The exact return date for Thiago remains uncertain. Stefan Bajčetić, Thiago's midfield colleague, has also had a stop-start campaign with injuries, and it is unclear when he will be back in action.

Joël Matip And Ben Doak

Joël Matip suffered an ACL injury against Fulham last month, and it appears he has played his last game for Liverpool. While he joined his teammates at Wembley on Sunday, Matip is expected to be out of action until after the end of the season. Ben Doak underwent knee surgery at the end of last year, and he faces a race against time to return this season before the European Championships. The return date for Doak could be slightly sooner than Matip's, but it remains uncertain.
Liverpool's injury concerns have escalated following the Carabao Cup final, with key players facing varying degrees of setbacks. The squad's depth will be tested as they navigate crucial fixtures in the FA Cup and Premier League in the coming weeks. The exact timelines for many players' return to action remain uncertain, adding to the challenges faced by Jürgen Klopp and his team.
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