Mixed injury reports & Klopp’s big VAR request – Liverpool FC Roundup

Liverpool players are still away on international duty – but a few have had injuries to overcome and there’s mixed news on that front on Tuesday.


Naby good, Trent not so much

Don’t be holding your breath for Trent Alexander-Arnold to return in time to face Benfica – as it stands the target is the Man City game, and even that is far from a sure thing.

The right-back is facing a “race” to be fit for the potential title-decider at the Etihad, one of just a small handful that fans would not want to be without for that match in particular.

There’s better news with Naby Keita, as despite withdrawing from international duty his knee issue is minor and he’s not expected to miss the weekend against Watford.

Klopp has a big call to make at right-back for the coming games then, but elsewhere looks like a clean bill of health for the most part.


Senior names

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 6th, 2022: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp (L) celebrates with Virgil van Dijk after the FA Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 3-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)


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BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 6, 2022: Liverpool's Taylor Hinds (L) celebrates with team-mates Rhiannon Roberts, Leighanne Robe and Rachel Furness after scoring the first goal during the FA Women’s Championship Round 14 match between Liverpool FC Women and Coventry United FC Women at Prenton Park. Liverpool won 3-0. (Pic by Paul Currie/Propaganda)

  • LFC Women boss Matt Beard says the team will be going all-out for victory the same as always – even though they need just one point to secure promotion from the Championship at the weekend


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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 13, 2022: Everton's manager Frank Lampard during the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Goodison Park. Wolverhampton Wanderers won 1-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Tonight it’s England vs Ivory Coast, France vs South Africa, Netherlands vs Germany or…some matches which actually matter! Sadio vs Mo leg 2 is a good example, then Portugal vs North Macedonia.

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