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Liverpool confirm status of key trio for Arsenal showdown

Liverpool confirm status of key trio for Arsenal showdown


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has, on Thursday evening, provided fitness updates on a trio of key members of his squad.

Gunners clash

The marquee fixture of the Premier League weekend is of course set to play out on Saturday evening, at Anfield.

On the back of the long-awaited conclusion of the latest international break, Liverpool will play host to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, aiming to return to winning ways.

The Reds’ most recent outing saw them fall to defeat for the first time this season, in a 5-goal thriller at high-flying West Ham.

Liverpool confirm status of key trio for Arsenal showdown

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Kurt Zouma of West Ham United scores their side’s third goal past Alisson Becker of Liverpool during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal, though, will prove no pushovers amid Liverpool’s efforts to keep pace with early Premier League pacesetters Chelsea.

The Gunners currently stand as one of English football’s most in-form sides, having remained unbeaten across their last eleven fixtures in all competitions.

Mane & Robbo updates

In turn, ahead of his side’s highly-anticipated return to action, Jurgen Klopp, this evening, provided a timely fitness update on his squad.

The Reds have of course been forced to deal with a whole host of issues on the personnel front to this point in the campaign, with fresh concerns surrounding all of Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane having surfaced over the course of the international break.

The Liverpool faithful, however, need not fret.

This comes with boss Klopp having confirmed that both Robertson and Mane look set to be available to feature from the off versus Arsenal:

‘Robbo was lucky, we can probably say. It was a little bit DOMS, the intensity of all the games he played probably, rather than anything else.’

‘He was smart enough to [make] the right decision, he went off early, which he usually is not doing. But in this case it was absolutely right, and so there’s a good chance that he can be involved at the weekend.’

Liverpool confirm status of key trio for Arsenal showdown

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Andy Robertson of Liverpool leaves the pitch with an injury during the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Anfield on August 08, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images,)

‘Sadio is fine – painful but fine. Everybody who had a rib bruise knows it’s an annoying thing. But Sad trained here with us now in all sessions.’

The news regarding Henderson was slightly less encouraging, albeit with the English international not completely ruled out of contention for Saturday:

‘Hendo, a little bit more [injured] than Robbo but a chance for the weekend. So we are working on that. It’s not a serious injury but in this short period of time we have to see if he is ready for Saturday. But after that, 100 per cent, and possibly for Arsenal as well.’


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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
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14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
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20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

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Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
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