Your Liverpool FC morning headlines as Jurgen Klopp reveals a new injury concern while Luis Diaz names the game he’ll hopefully make his comeback in.
Good morning and welcome to your Liverpool FC morning digest.
No doubt it’ll be a busy day ahead of Reds news and views.
But for now let’s cast our eyes over two of the top Liverpool stories from overnight..
Jurgen Klopp confirms Thiago blow and four more Liverpool injury updates
Thiago Alcantara faces a race against time to be fit for Monday’s Merseyside derby – with Diogo Jota on the brink of a much-anticipated Liverpool comeback.
But the Reds will not take any risks over the fitness of Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk and Arthur Melo after the trio returned to training on the pitch at the AXA Training Centre this week.
Thiago is a major doubt for the Premier League visit of Everton after missing full training on Thursday as he struggles to overcome a hip problem.
And Klopp said: “Thiago has some problems. I know the problem but I have to ask if I am allowed to say about it! Hip flexor, stuff like this. So he was not able to train.”
Luis Diaz has publicised his hope of making a return from injury in time for Liverpool’s trip to Real Madrid next month.
Diaz has not featured since sustaining a knee injury during the Reds’ 3-2 defeat to Arsenal on October 9. The Colombian was named in Liverpool’s mid-season training camp in Dubai during the World Cup hiatus but suffered a setback after returning to training and flew back to England to undergo surgery on the knee issue.
Speaking earlier this month, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed Diaz had stepped up his rehabilitation and was now running on grass. However, he admitted it will “take a few weeks” before he is ready for a return to first-team training.
But now the former Porto winger has broken his silence in an interview with Sky Sports and admitted he has his eyes set on the second leg of Liverpool’s mouth-watering Champions League clash with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 15.