Liverpool injury list: Jota, Jones go off against Brentford

As Liverpool sets its sights on an ambitious quest for four trophies in the 2023/24 season, the challenges posed by injuries have cast a shadow over their aspirations. With manager Jurgen Klopp bidding farewell at the end of the season, the Reds are determined to send him off in style. However, a spate of injuries has complicated their journey, leaving fans and analysts speculating about the team’s prospects.

Let’s take a closer look at the key players currently sidelined due to injuries, along with their projected comeback dates:

Thiago Alcantara

  • Injury: Muscular
  • Sustained: February 4, 2024
  • Projected Comeback Date: Unknown

Thiago’s return to action was short-lived as he suffered another muscle issue during a match against Arsenal. Despite Klopp’s reassurances, the midfielder’s return remains uncertain.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Injury: Lateral knee ligament damage
  • Sustained: February 10, 2024
  • Projected Comeback Date: March 2024

A recurrence of Alexander-Arnold’s knee injury has sidelined him once again, with his absence likely to extend into March, possibly affecting his participation in the Carabao Cup final.

Alisson Becker

  • Injury: Hamstring damage
  • Sustained: February 16, 2024
  • Projected Comeback Date: Unknown

The goalkeeper’s hamstring injury raises concerns about his availability for future matches, pending further tests to determine the severity of the issue.

Other notable absentees include:

  • Stefan Bajcetic: Spring 2024
  • Ben Doak: Unknown
  • Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota: Both injured in the same match against Brentford, with no projected comeback dates due to the nature of their injuries.

Additionally, the long-term absence of Joel Matip and the ongoing recovery of Dominik Szoboszlai further exacerbate Liverpool’s injury woes.

As the Reds navigate a crucial phase of the season, Klopp and his team will hope for the swift return of their injured stars to bolster their chances of success. With pivotal fixtures on the horizon, including the Carabao Cup final, the FA Cup, and the UEFA Europa League, Liverpool’s ability to manage and overcome these setbacks will be crucial in their pursuit of silverware and a fitting farewell for their departing manager.