Liverpool to miss five first-team players for United clash
Liverpool will have to make do without five of their first-team stars against Manchester United on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side host their bitter rivals at Anfield in what will be a tasty top of the table clash.
Defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both ruled out with long-term injuries, meaning Jurgen Klopp
doesn’t have many experienced options in defense.
New signing Diogo Jota will also miss the game along with midfielder Naby Keita, who failed to pass a late fitness
test for the game.
Liverpool’s backup left-back Kostas Tsimikas is also an absentee for the United game due to injury.
Anthony Martial remains the only doubt for United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that he can recover in
time for the game.
United’s win over Burnley in midweek leapfrogged them above Liverpool and into first place, territory where they
have not been for some time.
Liverpool haven’t been as consistent as last season when they won their first-ever Premier League title. That is in
large part down to the number of injuries they’ve sustained.
Naby is not ready for involvement,” Klopp confirmed. “It’s not a big thing. It’s a little bit like with other players in
the past when they came back from injuries and then because of the amount of games and situation in the squad
they had to play.
The two most successful clubs in the history of English football currently occupy the top two positions in the
table, separated by only three points heading into this mouth-watering Merseyside meeting.