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Liverpool's injury list: When will Thiago Alcantara, Henderson & Matip return to ease Klopp's concerns?

2:25 PM WAT 28/10/2022
Thiago Diaz Liverpool 2022-23
Liverpool are still waiting for a number of first-team players to return to action and help their season

Liverpool's injury woes have finally received a bit of a boost. While a number of first-team stars remain sidelined for the long term – such as Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Arthur Melo – Jurgen Klopp may have a little more depth this weekend in the Premier League
Indeed, his midfield will certainly look a lot healthier than it has at times this term, with Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson both set to be fit to play.

Here’s the latest on Liverpool's missing men…

  • Thiago Alcantara Liverpool 2022-23

    Is Thiago Alcantara out?

    Thiago was ruled out of Saturday's defeat to Nottingham Forest having picked up an ear infection overnight, he then missed the midweek Champions League win over Ajax.

    However, in more positive news, while speaking in his press conference, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Thiago "will return" against Leeds United this weekend.

    Expected return date: Will be available for Leeds at Anfield on Saturday.

  • Jordan Henderson Liverpool 2022-23

    Is Henderson okay?

    Jordan Henderson was subbed off with 19 minutes left on the clock during Liverpool's 3-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League, sparking fears of an injury.

    However, he is expected to be fine despite suffering a whack on the knee.

    Expected return date: Available for Leeds.

  • Ibrahima Konate Liverpool 2022-23

    Is Ibrahima Konate injured as well?

    Konate was on the bench against Ajax but didn't get on the pitch. Klopp has now said that he "was not really ready for this game".

    He should, though, be fit for the Leeds game, with the manager confirming: "He's available now."

    Expected return date: This weekend.

  • Joel Matip Liverpool 2022.

    What's the situation with Joel Matip?

    Matip was the third Liverpool player to go down at the Emirates, suffering a calf problem during the second half.

    It is his second injury of the campaign, and Klopp delivered an update saying it will be "tight until the World Cup break." He may be in contention for two or three games before then and Klopp said it is all going in the right direction.

    This Leeds match has been confirmed as coming too soon for Matip.

    Expected return date: Early November.

  • Naby Keita Liverpool 2022-23

    What is going on with Naby Keita?

    Keita hasn't been seen since he was an unused substitute for the draw against Crystal Palace in August. He suffered a hamstring injury in training on the eve of the defeat to Manchester United.

    But he returned to training at Kirkby last week, and will now look to build up his fitness in the coming weeks.

    Despite this, Keita won't be back in time to play any part this weekend.

    Expected return date: Back in training, but unlikely to feature until November.

  • Diogo Jota Liverpool 2022-23

    How long is Diogo Jota out for?

    Jota has endured a tough season on the injury front. Having missed two months with a hamstring issue, the Portugal international then suffered a calf injury in the dying stages of the win over Manchester City.

    The prognosis is not good. He will miss the World Cup as a result, and is likely to be sidelined until at least late-December.

    Expected return date: Boxing Day against Aston Villa is the best he can hope for.

  • Arthur Melo Liverpool 2022

    What's the latest on Arthur Melo?

    The Brazilian is out with a long-term injury and won't be back until after the World Cup.

    Still, when asked if this thigh issue could tempt the club into cutting his loan spell short, Klopp told the press this wasn't the plan.

    Expected return date: After the World Cup.

  • Luis Diaz Liverpool 2022-23

    How long will Luis Diaz be out for?

    The Colombian had been one of the few bright spots during a miserable opening to the season, but he damaged knee ligaments in the defeat to Arsenal earlier this month.

    Although the injury does not require surgery, it still means Diaz will not feature until after the World Cup, with a timeframe of six to eight weeks on the 25-year-old's recovery.

    Expected return date: Late December.