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Liverpool’s injury problems grow

Joel Matip & TAA

Liverpool have been dealt a blow with the news that both Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold are facing a couple of weeks on the sidelines.

Centre-back Matip is expected to be out for around 2 to 3 weeks due to a calf injury while right-back Alexander-Arnold is expected to be out for a fortnight with his ankle injury. Both players figured against Arsenal at the weekend but had to be withdrawn. Ibrahima Konate and Joel Gomez are available to step in.

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With Luis Diaz ruled out until after the World Cup with a knee injury and Arthur Melo expected to be out for up to four months having undergone surgery on a torn quad muscle, these latest problems will add further misery to the manager who’s Liverpool side sit 10th in the Premier League with just 10 points from a possible 24.

One positive development is that left-back Andy Robertson has returned to training after a month out injured.

Curtis Jones returned to training last week, but Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain out.