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Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara – Liverpool injury news and return dates ahead of Wolves



Latest Liverpool injury news as Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare to take on Wolves after the international break in the Premier League.

Liverpool will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they return to action after the international break.

The Reds beat Aston Villa to make it three wins and a draw in their opening four games of the new campaign, easing to a 3-0 victory at Anfield.

The season opened with a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea before a victory over Bournemouth at Anfield. Liverpool then travelled to St James’ Park, seeing Virgil van Dijk sent off and falling behind to a Anthony Gordon goal. Darwin Nunez came off the bench to score twice late on to win the game for Liverpool.

However, injury problems are starting to add up for Jurgen Klopp, with Trent Alexander-Arnold substituted with a hamstring concern against Villa.

Even just a few weeks into the new season the Reds have a number of injuries to contend with. But Klopp will hope to have some players back fit after the international break, below is the latest Liverpool injury news:

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold took a knock in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa, limping off and straight down the tunnel with just under 20 minutes to play.

Jurgen Klopp admitted afterwards that it was a hamstring problem and that the Scouse full-back would need a scan to discover the extent of any damage.

Speaking on the injury, Klopp said: “I asked him and he said it’s (his) hamstring. Not too serious is his opinion, but we obviously have to wait for the scans. Then we will know more.”

Ibrahima Konate

French defender Ibrahima Konate missed the wins over Newcastle and Aston Villa with Jurgen Klopp hopeful he’d be fit for Wolves after the international break.

But with France initially selecting the centre-back for their squad to face Ireland and Germany, before swapping for Jean-Clair Tobido, it has raised fears that the injury is worse than first thought.

The hamstring problem wasn’t believed to be too serious, but Liverpool will be hoping he’s back fit for Wolves.

Expected return date: Fit for Wolves away on September 16.

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara was close to a long awaited return to action before suffering a setback in training and remaining sidelined.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed that, like Curtis Jones, the Spaniard would be back in training after Newcastle, but the Spaniard would return too quickly and will now try to get back to fill fitness during the international break.

“Thiago had a little setback. He started training with the team and had a little setback so we have to slow down there a little bit,” Klopp said.

“It’s not cool for him, it’s not cool for us but it’s how it is. Thiago will use the (September) international break for that, to be up to speed I’m pretty sure. It should hopefully be enough. All the rest are available.”

Expected return date: Fit for Wolves away on September 16.

Conor Bradley

The young full-back showed potential with pre-season performances in Germany, playing 90 minutes over the course of two fixtures.

He was then left out of the group that travelled to Singapore following a minor, unspecified injury and has not featured in any matchday squads since the start of the season, though has been involved in training since his team-mates returned to England.

Once fit the Northern Irishman is expected to slot into Klopp’s plans as understudy to Alexander-Arnold, having proven himself in League One with Bolton Wanderers last year.

Expected return date: Unknown.

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