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Klopp gave injury updates on the key Liverpool players

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Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai are “touch and go” to be involved in Liverpool’s FA Cup tie. It was against Southampton on Wednesday. As Jurgen Klopp admitted his side “need miracles” to battle their ever-growing injury list.

The trio missed Liverpool’s League Cup final victory over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. With Salah and Nunez suffering muscle injuries in the recent victory at Brentford. While Szoboszlai suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury at the start of a month and has since missed the Reds’ last five games across all competitions.

“We need miracles with a few players, that’s why I don’t want to rule out for too long. But it’s touch-and-go for the boys who were not available for the final. Darwin, Mo, Dom, we have to see what they can do today,” said Klopp in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

The Liverpool boss also confirmed that his side will be without Ryan Gravenberch for the next two games at least after the Dutchman suffered a ligament injury after being stretchered off at Wembley. That following a reckless challenge from Chelsea’s Moises Caicedo inside the opening half an hour.

Klopp provides injury updates:

“What I know is that Ryan is not available. It’s a ligament injury, could’ve been much worse but bad enough for being ruled out for this game, the next game”. added Klopp. “Then we’ll see.”

On Wataru Endo, who played the full 120 minutes at Wembley. But later left the stadium with his foot in a protective boot. Klopp said: “Wataru got a proper knock as well, yeah we have to see as well. I wouldn’t say it’s much improved from Sunday but that’s how it is.”

Such an unprecedented list of absentees means Liverpool could be made to again call on the services of 19-year-olds Bobby Clark and James McConnell. While 18-year-old striker Jayden Danns, who only made his professional debut against Luton Town last Wednesday. He could also be involved just days after appearing as a second-half substitute in the League Cup final.

“I didn’t make the lineup yet,” said Klopp. “We still have two and a half hours until we have the [pre-match] meeting and then we train after that, so three hours. When the players arrive then they get checked. Yesterday was a massive recovery day and an appreciation day for winning the League Cup. Only the very young boys trained yesterday, all of the others recovered.

“Today we have a session, the only one before the game. When I get all the information and when the player arrive here and I look in their eyes and I can see who might be ready and who is not ready, then I can make a line-up. In the end, I hope – and I’m pretty positive about that – it will be a decent line-up.”

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