Jurgen Klopp provides an injury update ahead of the Manchester City game

Jurgen Klopp provides an injury update ahead of the Manchester City game

Jurgen Klopp has said that all of his players are 'fine' ahead of the season-defining game against Manchester City on Sunday.

Speaking in his pre-Manchester City press conference, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Klopp said that none of his players are currently injured.

"The last time I looked on my smartphone, everyone was fine."

Looking at Manchester City's current injuries, only Ruben Dias is out injured, which is a massive blow for Pep Guardiola's side.

Pep gave an update on Dias' injury ahead of their Burnley game last week, as cited by Manchester Evening News.

"I don’t know, the doctor said four to six weeks - I think it’s four," Pep said. "March 1st, they’ve had four weeks. I think he needs 10 more days or two more weeks."

Anfield Watch Verdict

If Dias isn't available for City's tie against Liverpool on Sunday, it's a massive advantage for Klopp's side.

The Portuguese centre-back has been a vital player for Pep since they signed him from Benfica in 2020.

Looking at Man City's previous games, Aymeric Laporte is guaranteed to start at the back, if he stays injury-free in the upcoming days.

His partner is going to be a flip of a coin. Nathan Ake started next to the Spaniard against Burnley but John Stones played in City's 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Who knows, maybe Pep is playing mind games. It wouldn't surprise us if Dias was in the Man City starting 11 on Sunday.

Liverpool's injury news will be a worry to Guardiola though. Klopp has a full squad to choose from which will make his planning for the game that much more difficult, as the Reds could start a plethora of players in every position.

One player who the German will be happy to have back is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Scouser played 89 minutes against Benfica on Tuesday and he was probably one of the best players on the pitch.

Fabinho was involved in a brutal collision against Benfica where he cut the back of his head open but the Brazilian played the final minutes of the game and seemed to be fine. If Klopp didn't have his 'dyson' then that would've been a detrimental loss ahead of Sunday's game.

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