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Category: Injury News

  1. Clyne Set To Be Out For Significant Period

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    Liverpool right back, Nathaniel Clyne is set to be side lined for a significant period of time with a back injury according to the official Liverpool Website.

    Clyne has not played for Jurgen Klopp ‘s men since he came on as a substitute in Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers on July 12th last.

    Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, Klopp said, “Nathaniel is working hard on his rehab and we have kept a close eye on his progress, but the reality is we are looking at some time still before he is back and available for selection. I am told it will be longer than just a couple of weeks, so we will continue to monitor and assess.”

    “It is pretty certain he’ll not be available for the majority of the Champions League group matches. If we are fortunate enough to still be in UEFA competition in the New Year he could be added to the squad then.”

    “The medical guys are pleased with how he is responding and Nathaniel has shown a really strong attitude, given he is not someone who is used to being out injured.”

    “What is positive for us is how Joe [Gomez] and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] have stepped up and grasped their opportunities.”

    There was speculation that he was a long term injury concern when he wasn’t included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad which was announced a few days ago.

    He can however be included in January when teams are permitted to submit updated squads before the later stages of the cometition begin in February. That is of course dependent on Liverpool progressing from the group stage of the competition.

    Clyne is continuing to work with the medical team at Melwood in an effort to return to full fitness as soon as possible


  2. Sturridge Leaves Liverpool Training Camp

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    Daniel Sturridge has returned to Liverpool early from the Reds warm weather training camp at La Manga in Spain.

    The 27 year old has reportedly been suffering from a virus all week but still wanted to travel with the squad in the hope that it would improve enough for him to train.

    He didn’t train with the rest of the team on Thursday and after being assessed by Liverpool medical staff, it was decided that he wouldn’t be able to take part in any of the training.

    Sturridge returned to Liverpool today ahead of the rest of the team, who will return on Sunday.

    He is the second player in the last few weeks to suffer from a virus as Ragnar Klavan missed some of last weeks training with a similar ailment.

    Sturridge took to Instagram to reassure fans that he’ll be back in training next week.

     

    lil virus ting. Nothing crazy I’ll be training when the boys gets back. Contagious ting. No risk…. ✌🏾

    A post shared by Daniel Sturridge – Dstudge (@iamdanielsturridge) on


  3. Coutinho Out For Six Weeks

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    Philippe Coutinho look set to miss the next six weeks as it was confirmed this afternoon that the Brazilian sustained ankle ligament damage during Liverpool’s weekend fixture against Sunderland.

    The 24 year old sustained the injury during a tussle with Sunderland midfielder, Didier N’Dong which resulted in the Liverpool dynamo being stretchered off in the 34 minute.

    Coutinho underwent a scan on his ankle this afternoon at Spire Hospital in Mossley Hill.

    He will now miss the busiest part of the season as the reds face a congested schedule of fixture over the Christmas period.

    It looks likely that he will return early in the new year meaning that he could potentially miss up to seven Premier League games including the trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton and a home fixture against fellow title challengers, Manchester City on New Year’s Eve.

    The lay off could also include the FA Cup third round fixture which is scheduled to take place in early January.

    Coutinho however hopes to be back sooner than that as he has set his sights on the game against Manchester City on December 31st.

    Watch Klopp’s Pre EFL Cup Press Conference


  4. Coutinho Likely Ankle Ligament Damage

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    It is feared that Philippe Coutinho suffered ankle ligament damage during yesterdays game against Sunderland at Anfield which led to the Brazilian wizard being stretchered off.

    The tricky Brazilian had been ably shadowed by Sunderland’s Jason Denayer who limited his creativity for the first half an hour of the match. The first opportunity that Coutinho had to shake him off led to the incident which resulted in the injury.

    Coutinho was replaced by Divock Origi on 34 minutes after clashing with Sunderland defender, Didier Ndong in Sunderland’s box. The Brazilian was stretchered off and was seen to be visibly upset as he was brought down the tunnel. He was later seen leaving Anfield on crutches.

    Klopp played down the injury during his after match press conference saying that Phil had said that he was in a lot less pain at half time. He said, “He had pain, but pain gets better. In the first moment, it was obviously very painful but when I saw him at half-time, he said the pain was much better. We have to wait.”

    Coutinho arrived to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground on Sunday wearing the same protective boot that he left Anfield in yesterday and was assessed by the medical staff ahead of a scan which is scheduled for tomorrow.

    It is understood that he has sustained ankle ligament damage which is likely to keep him out of action for four weeks but pending the results of the scan, this is yet to be confirmed.

    The outlook for Firmino however is more positive as the medical staff deemed a scan unnecessary but he will likely be rested for Tuesday evening’s game against Leeds in the EFL Cup.

    Firmino limped off in the 87th minute after a heavy challenge and was replaced by Lucas Leiva.

    Should Coutinho miss the next four weeks, he will miss Premier League games against Bournemouth, West Ham, Middlesbrough and Everton.


  5. Coutinho Undergoes Scan For Tight Hamstring

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    Philippe Coutinho was photographed at Spire Hospital in Liverpool The Echo is reporting that he is now a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League game against Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday.

    Coutinho and fellow team mate Roberto Firmino only arrived back from international duty with Brazil on Wednesday night.

    Both players reported to Melwood on Thursday morning but neither player played any active part in training.

    It was reported that Coutinho was complaining of a tight hamstring which is the reason he was sent for the scan.

    Coutinho played 170 minutes of football for Brazil during the international break, helping them secure crucial World Cup qualifying victories over Argentina and Peru.

    There are no indications that Coutinho will miss Saturday’s game but he will certainly be a doubt now along with Adam Lallana who picked up a groin injury during England’s 2 – 2 draw with Spain.


  6. Danny Ings Out For Rest Of Season With Knee Injury

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    Liverpool Football Club have confirmed that Danny Ings has suffered another season ending injury. The player picked up a knee injury in last weeks defeat of Spurs in the EFL Cup when he attempted to make a challenge in the closing stages of the game.

    Ings was out for most of last season, also with a knee injury and had only just started to regain fitness and form with a run of games in the U23 side. Last week’s appearance against Spurs was his first game with the senior squad.

    It’s not the same injury or indeed the same knee that he injured in October 2015. Last years injury was a cruciate knee injury to his left knee. This fresh injury is serious cartilage damage in his right knee with the initial diagnosis being that he will be out for seven months to nine months.

    The 24 year old is currently seeing a specialist in London ahead of surgery to repair the damage.

    Klopp said: “To say we are gutted would be an understatement; he is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this.

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    “It is typical of Danny’s personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle.

    “But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past.

    “I’m told the likely lay off is anywhere from between seven to nine months. He is mentally strong, physically strong and will have the very best treatment and rehab possible to make sure when he returns he is ready to play for us at the level we know he is capable of.”