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Jurgen Klopp is sweating over the fitness of two more key players

Liverpool earned a deserved draw at Manchester City, coming away with a point but potentially two big injuries.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was run ragged by Jeremy Doku all game but had the last laugh with his first goal of the season.

But Jurgen Klopp after the game said injuries to goalkeeper Alisson and forward Diogo Jota overshadowed the result.

Here are all the latest Liverpool injury news and potential return dates…

Alisson Becker

The goalkeeper had a game to forget on the weekend with a string of mistakes against Manchester City, including two in the same phase of play which saw Erling Haaland open the scoring.

But far more concerning was the injury Alisson appeared to pick up in the closing moments, going to the ground clutching the back of his leg in the final minute before City took a corner – and almost scored.

Alisson looked to have suffered a hamstring injury, which could see the keeper ruled out for anywhere between a few weeks to the rest of the year. But nothing has yet been confirmed with scans results coming.

Klopp said on Alisson: “I hope it’s not that serious, but I don’t have the answer – no clue in the moment what it is. I spoke to him and he said he only felt [it] a little bit, but we have to wait for the scan.”

Potential return date: Unknown

Diogo Jota

Jota was another who appeared to pick up an injury against City. The forward had a quiet game before being replaced by Luis Diaz after just 54 minutes.

Klopp said after the game: “The shadow on this game is obviously that Ali felt something and Diogo felt something – something we have to assess and then we will see.”

He then added: “Unfortunately we’ve lost Diogo with a muscle [issue].”

Potential return date: Unknown

Andrew Robertson

Left-back stalwart Robertson suffered a shoulder injury on international duty with Scotland last month and required surgery that is expected to keep him out until the New Year.

Giving an update to Viaplay Sports before the Euro 2024-bound Tartan Army’s thrilling draw with Norway on Sunday night, he said: “I’m getting there, slowly and surely. Surgery was a success which was the main thing, no complications from it or anything like that.

“It’s so far so good, three weeks since my surgery now so everything is progressing well, I have just got to take it bit by bit and week by week. Everything has went well up to this point and hopefully that continues. Hopefully, before we know it I’ll be back on the grass.”

Asked about a possible return date, Robertson added: “I’ve not looked that far ahead yet. I’m just trying to take it week by week. I’m trying not to get frustrated, I’m not the best injured so I’m trying to take small wins every single week.

“I don’t want to put a game in mind and then I don’t make it or I come back before then. I am just taking it slowly but surely and then there will be a time to start pushing it and when that comes I’ll try and get on the pitch as quickly as I can.”

Potential return date: January 2024

Thiago Alcantara

One of Liverpool’s great frustrations is the inability to get influential midfielder Thiago fit and firing for any sustained period of time.

The injury-plagued Spaniard has not played a single game since April after numerous setbacks and is unlikely to be back from his ongoing hip trouble until the New Year at the earliest.

“Thiago is an ongoing thing. We cannot put any pressure in there as well,” Klopp said of Thiago earlier this month.

“But we expect him to be back, I would probably say start of the New Year.

“It’s now already November. That would mean another four weeks, I would say that is probably realistic thing to try. I can’t wait to have him back. The player is just exceptional.

“I understand why you ask but we can’t have a week by week update because it will not change a lot in this moment.”

Potential return date: January 2024

Stefan Bajcetic

Academy graduate midfielder Bajcetic enjoyed a breakout 2022/23 season that was sadly curtailed by an adductor injury early in March.

The Spaniard has featured just twice since then after setbacks and Klopp is unsure when he will be able to call upon him again.

Potential return date: Unknown

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