Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson – Liverpool injury news and scheduled return dates
Liverpool continue to have a number of injury issues as the November international break draws to a close.
The Reds resume their Premier League campaign with a clash against Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday, and will look to improve after their loss to West Ham last time around.
Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that as many of his players will return in good health, but some have raised further concerns during the break.
Here, we take a look at the latest injury situation at Anfield by providing a rundown of all the players on the sidelines and their expected recovery time.
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Longtime Liverpool absent Harvey Elliott is still recovering from the dislocated ankle he suffered during the trip to Leeds United on September 12.
Elliott has undergone successful surgery on the injury, and is now in the early stages of his recovery, the club are hoping the teenager can play again this season.
The most recent updates have seen Elliott run on the grounds of the AXA Training Center, which is a milestone in the player’s recovery.
Elliott was pictured alongside Klopp training separately from the rest of the squad ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal.
He was also present at Anfield for the draw with Brighton at the end of last month.
Divock Origin was the last player to scare Jurgen Klopp, as he was replaced by Belgium against Wales on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils ended their World Cup qualifying campaign with a draw in Cardiff, but the Liverpool forward was substituted in the 59th minute after appearing to have hit a blow.
Although the extent of Origi’s injury is currently unknown, Sky Sports sideline reporter Patrick Davison has revealed that Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says he suffered a dead leg.
Klopp is hoping the 26-year-old is fit enough to be in contention against Arsenal this weekend, having already faced some injury issues on his frontline.
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Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is the latest player to potentially add to an already worrying injury list for Liverpool.
The Scotland captain came to a halt in his country’s victory over Denmark on Monday night, with fans speculating it could have been a hamstring issue.
With around 13 minutes remaining in World Cup qualifying at Hampden Park, Robertson hit the grass and was replaced by Scott McKenna. But we saw him come back at the end of the match to applaud the supporters.
Liverpool are hopeful that nothing’s wrong with Robertson and will assess the left-back when he returns to Merseyside this week.
The FA have confirmed Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has returned to the club for “further assessment of an injury”, which is yet to be clarified.
Henderson played the full 90 minutes for England in the 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over Albania on Friday night, scoring a goal at Wembley Stadium.
England boss Gareth Southgate said: “With Hendo, [it happened] within the game. There is a precaution with both [Henderson and Jack Grealish].
âWe scanned them. There are little injuries on the scans so we just hope they don’t miss too much football from now on.
âIt shouldn’t be too bad either way, but we just have to see how it plays out. “
Henderson was pictured alongside Klopp training separately from the rest of the squad ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal.
Liverpool will be without Roberto Firmino for several weeks after suffering a “serious” hamstring injury.
The Brazilian was substituted after a brief appearance in the Champions League win over Atletico Madrid at Anfield.
Klopp says the injury is “not good” and they will wait to see if Firmino recovers quickly to be back available as soon as possible.
“Bobby is not good news with a serious hamstring injury, really unfortunate,” Klopp said at his last pre-match press conference.
“We don’t know exactly how long he’ll be out, but it won’t be right after the international break now. We have to work on it.
âLosing Bobby Firmino is a big blow. We have known for two days that it is serious.
“We’re talking about weeks, more. More than four. I would consider that a serious injury. Then we have to see. Bobby is a quick healer.”
After receiving a red card from Paul Pogba, Naby Keita was stretched off the pitch in the win over Manchester United last month.
He was a surprise inclusion in the starting lineup to face Brighton last month but was pulled in the first half with a hamstring injury.
Jurgen Klopp then confirmed that Keita would be ‘out for a while’ ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Atletico, and also missed the loss to West Ham.
Liverpool were presented with yet another potential injury doubt following Sadio ManÃ©’s first-half exit in Senegal’s game against Togo on Thursday (November 11th).
The Reds forward was substituted in the 28th minute at Kegue Stadium after feeling some unease.
Mane appeared to collide with a Togolese defender climbing for a header, but Senegal coach Aliou CissÃ© played down the concern after the game.
CissÃ© said: âYes, the exit of Sadio Mane has unsettled us. He is an important player for the team, we took him out as a precaution and there is nothing serious.
It has since been reported that Mane is waiting for an x-ray result to determine the severity of the injury, but the forward has been pictured training for Liverpool ahead of Arsenal.
Another concern in midfield is James Milner, who suffered from a hamstring problem in Liverpool’s win over Manchester United in October.
The 36-year-old lasted 27 minutes before collapsing tightening his hamstrings, and he’s yet to return to training.
Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders said: âMillie felt something, he felt something was wrong with his hamstrings, a little tight.
“Then [Mason] Greenwood made this run and he decided, “I have to catch it” – how is Millie doing, always putting the team first. And that created a more serious injury at that point, that race. “
Hamstring injuries can vary in severity, but he remains on the sidelines and hopes to be available after the international break.
Milner was pictured training separately from the rest of the squad ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal.
Defender Joe Gomez missed both games against West Ham and Atletico after suffering a calf injury.
The center-back was unable to train before the Champions League game, although no timetable has been set for his return.
Klopp is hoping his center-back can return after the international break.
Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones injured his eye in training.
The youngster missed the clash at West Ham but is expected to regain form after the international break.
“Curtis is a whole different story, he was unlucky in training – he had a finger scratching his eye,” Klopp said ahead of the game against West Ham.
âI’ve had a lot of player injuries in my career that hasn’t been involved. He’s on his way back but we have to see how long exactly.
“He will be back after the international break for sure, but during the international break we have to see when he can start doing things right again.”