Liverpool Team News: Klopp Confirms Injury Boost, Duo Ruled Out + Mane Update
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed an injury boost ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Bournemouth but two other players miss out while there’s an update on Mane
Liverpool will look to cement their position in the top four when they entertain Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given reporters a team news and injury update.
The Reds boss started by confirming that Sadio Mane won’t be involved against Bournemouth but it’s still not clear just how long the Senegal attacker will be on the sidelines for.
Mane was forced off shortly after half-time during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Everton at the weekend after suffering a knee injury but swelling is preventing the club from undertaking scans to determine the full extent of the problem.
For now, Klopp says the only thing he can say for certain is that Mane won’t be available tomorrow night but admitted that it’s not looking positive for the 24-year-old and admitted it’s possible he won’t play again this season.
Liverpool will also be without midfielders Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana for the foreseeable future as they’ve travelled to Miami to help in their recovery from foot and thigh injuries.
However, there was slightly more positive news on Daniel Sturridge as the striker returned to full training on Monday after recovering from a hip injury and could now be back in the squad tomorrow night.
Klopp is quoted as saying by Sky Sports:
“The Mane injury is not 100 percent clear. He’s had an assessment and a scan but we have to wait a little bit until the knee is not that swollen anymore,” the German said.
“The only thing that I can say for sure is that we will not be available tomorrow. The rest we have to see. It’s not very positive.”
“The knee is swollen. We wait for the final assessment. It’s possible [his season could be over] but why should I say that now?”
“Lallana, Henderson are not available. Daniel is in team training since yesterday, so is in a good way I would say. It’s a good option to have him back. Today he will be part of training and we have to see if he can be in the squad.”
It will come as a huge blow if Mane is ruled out for any significant period as the attacker has been a key player for Liverpool this season so I’m sure Klopp is praying for positive news when the scan results come back.
Liverpool head in to the midweek action sitting third in the Premier League table and they’ll be looking to cement their position in the top four with another win over Bournemouth at Anfield tomorrow.
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