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NEWSLiverpool’s injury list, suspensions and availability



NEWSLiverpool’s injury list, suspensions and availability



Liverpool's injury list, suspensions and availability

Read the latest information on injuries, suspensions and availability in the Liverpool men’s squad.

​​​​​​Last updated: May 12


Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita

The pair have yet to return to team training as they recover from muscle injuries and are not expected to be available for the trip to Leicester City.

Jürgen Klopp on May 12: “I saw Bobby in training yesterday and it looks like pretty much [he is] nearly there, but I don’t think he will be in for the weekend. If I go out of here and he will be in the session, I would be surprised. I assume that we start with him team training-wise after the Leicester game. And Naby, no.”


Thiago Alcantara

The midfielder requires surgery on a hip issue, ruling him out for the remainder of the campaign. He is expected to be fit for pre-season, however.

Klopp on May 5: “He will have the surgery and is out for the rest of the season.”

Stefan Bajcetic

Bajcetic is currently sidelined as he receives treatment for a stress response in the adductor area.

Bajcetic on social media on March 16: “Unfortunately I’ve picked up an injury that will keep me out until the end of the season. It’s very sad to say goodbye to this amazing season for me but I understand this is part of football and will only make me stronger physically and mentally.”

Calvin Ramsay

Ramsay will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season after undergoing knee surgery.

Klopp on February 17: “Even if you could come back a bit earlier, that makes no sense because now it is really to build the boy up physically and then to have a new start and we go again 


Imagine him & Gakpo: Liverpool could form dream duo in £35m swoop for “orchestrator” – opinion

The Atalanta “orchestrator” could be available for just £35m this summer…

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is considering signing Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners as he looks to reassemble a title-challenging midfield next term.

What’s the latest concerning Teun Koopmeiners to Liverpool?

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via Liverpool Echo), the Reds have been mulling over a swoop for the Dutch midfielder for some time and are now prepared to accelerate their pursuit after Juventus ramped up their own interest in the player.

It is believed that the 25-year-old would command a fee of at least €40m (£35m), though given the inflated nature of the modern transfer market, his signature could come at an affordable price as Liverpool’s German manager looks to make wholesale changes.

Indeed, James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all poised to depart Merseyside upon the expiry of their contracts in less than two months’ time, and Koopmeiners’ signing could leave capacity for further acquisitions to accompany him.

Why should Liverpool sign Koopmeiners?

The Premier League giants have not been at the races this season, and despite a late purple patch which has reaped six wins from six matches in the top flight, Klopp’s tinkering of his team might come too late to salvage qualification for the Champions League.

Liverpool’s need for midfielders has been a widespread concern for some time now, and the seasonal decline only accentuates the emphasis on rebuilding the Reds centre with impactful additions.

In Koopmeiners, Klopp would have a “deep-lying orchestrator” – as described by talent scout Jacek Kulig – to return to form and fluidity once again.

Having made 74 appearances for Atalanta, the £33k-per-week Dutchman has scored 11 goals and provided a further seven assists, including ten direct contributions from 31 outings in Serie A this term.

A 15-cap Netherlands international, Koopmeiners ranks among the top 16% of midfielders across Europe’s big five leagues over the past year for rate of non-penalty goals, the top 6% for shot-creating actions and the top 22% for progressive carries per 90 (as per FBref), illustrating a prowess at producing match-winning moments and a desire to push the ball up-field, into danger areas.

With his signing, Klopp could form a deadly and dynamic partnership between Koopmeiners and £35m winter signing Cody Gakpo, with the compatriots capable of bouncing off each other’s respective skill sets.

Gakpo entered Anfield at a tumultuous time, but has plundered six goals and three assists from 23 matches and been hailed as “magnificent” by journalist Josh Bunting.

The £120k-per-week phenom ranks among the top 4% of forwards for rate of assists, the top 16% for shot-creating actions, the top 12% for progressive passes and the top 11% for progressive carries per 90, illustrating a creative flair that is helping to thread the attacking and central departments together without seam – which could immensely benefit Koopmeiners, who has something of an eye for goal himself.

Essentially, it could be argued that the similarities in their game could offer Liverpool a similar level of quality in different areas of the pitch – which should give Klopp some optimism should he lure Koopmeiners to Anfield, given Gakpo’s start to life on Merseyside

With both Dutchmen plying their trade at club and international level, this could only enrich the dynamism at Liverpool further and perhaps rekindle the full might of the former cohesion they possessed.

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