Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are set to miss Liverpool’s away fixture against West Brom on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has an array of injuries in his team even as he hopes to field a solid lineup against West Bromwich Albion and pick up the necessary three points needed to re-claim third spot.
The Reds are fighting tooth and nail for a Champions League berth, and while they are in a good position as of now, they can lose it if they slip up, and the teams around them capitalise on their frailties.
For the game against West Brom, Klopp will be without a number of key first team players. For starters, Sadio Mane’s season appears to have ended as he suffering from a knee injury he picked up in the Merseyside derby against Everton.
Liverpool have struggled without him in the past, and last week too, only narrowly managed to get over the line against Stoke. Divock Origi is expected to retain his spot, deputising for the injured Senegalese.
The visitors will also miss out the services of the midfield duo of Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana. The two Englishmen have been pivotal to Liverpool’s top four surge, and will be a big loss for the Merseysiders.
The former has been an absentee since February due to a foot injury while the latter encountered a problem with his thigh while returning from international duty. However, Klopp assured the fans that they were nearing full fitness, and could be back come the end of the month.
According to Liverpool’s official website, the German said: “With Jordan, it was clear from the beginning that it’s not a fixed time until he is back. We have to wait until he feels absolutely nothing, that’s how it is. It could be next week in training, could be the week after, but I think we are in a good way with him also.
“With Adam, it is a little bit easier to say. I am pretty sure after the Crystal Palace game, he will probably be in normal training and that means then [for Watford] he is in the squad or we can think about him then.”
West Brom manager Tony Pulis has no major injury worries, although he did mention that a couple of unnamed players were nursing slight knocks, and will have to pass a late fitness test to compete against Liverpool on Sunday.