Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp provided some good news regarding the injury front stating that there’s a chance for his first-choice Alisson Becker and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian to return at Craven Cottage, but Diogo Jota is a doubt for the clash against Fulham.
The English Champions are under huge decimation due to the injuries diagnosed for a host of their key players and Klopp involved in a series of confrontations made against the broadcasters regarding the condensed structure of the fixture schedule recorded in the recent weeks.
Unfortunately, this season turned bizarre for the Reds as none of the prominent injured players have their preparation set for an imminent return. Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas picked up knocks against FC Midtjylland on Wednesday, which are still being assessed. They will join Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, and Xherdan Shaqiri in the stands on Sunday.
Will Alisson and Oxlade return provide a cohesive option for Liverpool?
Jurgen Klopp is showing his best efforts to welcome the 28-year-old goalkeeper Alisson back to their Premier League trip for Fulham this weekend. The manager also confirmed that the Brazillian will resume his full training at Kirkby on Friday, and would feature for the weekend as long as he doesn’t experience any setbacks in the training.
“Ali will train today, that’s what I’ve heard”
“If he trains and all fine, then he can play”-Jurgen Klopp
Alisson’s miss had embraced the opportunity for the youngster Caoimhin Kelleher to shine in goal, marking great support for the defensive department for the club’s fixture against FC Midtjylland.
Liverpool is already suffering without the long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in line to make his first squad appearance of the season after a knee injury. Klopp said in a conference:
“Apart from that, Oxlade is in training for a week or so and now he is in full training. We will see. The situation probably demands that we use him as soon as possible, but I don’t know if the weekend is that moment”
“Nobody else is coming back, I’m afraid”.
“Tough time for him, but the sun has been shining for him for a month or two because he’s been doing all the necessary rehab, and he has been on the pitch with the ball. Now he’s with the team, great for him, great for us.”
Manager Klopp is under aspersion as Oxlade is the only optimistic option available, hoping for a strong performance at Craven Cottage to become the show-stealers, and thereby featuring for the much-awaited champion’s clash with joint leaders Tottenham Hotspur the next Wednesday.
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