Liverpool injury news: Three stars Jurgen Klopp is worried about after international break | Football | Sport


Liverpool will look to keep their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they host Newcastle on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won all four of their Premier League matches to date and top the table.

The Reds have scored 12 goals and conceded just three and hold a two point lead over reigning champions Manchester City.

And Klopp will be glad to see his troops return from international duty injury free, though he does still have three injury concerns.


There was originally hope that Alisson could be back following the international break after injuring himself in the season opener against Norwich.

However a return date for the goalkeeper, who injured his calf, has not been specified and he will not be fit to face the Magpies.

Adrian will step in again despite having made a number of errors already this season.

John Achterberg, Liverpool’s goalkeeper coach, has been working with the Spaniard during the first week of the international break to help him adapt to Jurgen Klopp’s tactical expectations.

“We did a few extra sessions with them both last week at Melwood,” Achterberg told Liverpool’s website.

“Obviously Adrian came late in the summer to us and then after that he had an ankle injury, so we thought it would be beneficial to do some more sessions to keep it going, really.

“We did some decent workouts with him. Distribution, crosses, speed and reactions, power – we worked a little bit on everything just to help him and keep him fit and ready.

“He also had a few days off, but not the full week. We kept it ticking over to make sure he is ready to go again.”

Naby Keita

Naby Keita is closing in on a comeback following a groin injury but the clash with Newcastle is expected to come too soon for the Guinea midfielder to feature.

Keita picked up the muscle problem in training before the Super Cup final against Chelsea last month and while Physio Room suggest he could face the Magpies, Klopp is unlikely to take such a risk.

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne is a long-term issue having injured his ACL, though Klopp will be keen to get the full-back fit as soon as possible.

It means consistent performer Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to start at right-back again.

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