Good and bad news as Jurgen Klopp updates on Liverpool injuries

7 Dec 2018

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne will be unavailable for Liverpool’s trip to Bournemouth, with Sadio Mane also a doubt.


The Reds have won their last four Premier League matches and can go on top of the table with a win at Dean Court this weekend.

Wednesday’s 3-1 victory away to Burnley was another challenge hurdled, especially with Andy Robertson and Mane both injured, in a much-changed starting lineup that also saw Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench.

Speaking at Melwood on Friday, Klopp has confirmed that Lovren and Clyne are the key absentees, with Mane also likely to miss out.

“He [Lovren] will not be available,” Klopp told reporters.

“He got a knock last week and got a concussion and is still not able to play, like Clyney, who has been out for two weeks already.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 7, 2018: Liverpool's unused player Nathaniel Clyne during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“It’s nothing serious but he’s not in training so he’s unavailable as well, along with Joe [Gomez], [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster.

“Dom [Solanke] is close and I hope he will be in team training from Sunday onwards, but we will have to see.

“Sadio [Mane] doesn’t sound like he will be ready tomorrow, Gini Wijnaldum is OK and Andy Robertson is fine.”

It is mixed news for the Reds, with Lovren and Clyne’s absence leaving them threadbare in defensive areas, especially following Joe Gomez‘s fractured leg.

Having Robertson back is a boost, though, while Gini Wijnaldum could return to the midfield after not featuring at Burnley.

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