Jurgen Klopp provides injury update on key players ahead of Man Utd tie

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Ibrahima Konate is likely to miss out on the trip to Manchester United on Sunday, but Ryan Gravenberch is back available for the Reds. 

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-final this weekend to face rivals Man Utd, but Jurgen Klopp is still contending with a number of injuries to key members of his squad.

The likes of Curtis Jones, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota, Alisson and Joel Matip are all still unavailable for the Reds, with not even a mountain of injuries derailing Liverpool's impressive campaign.

The Reds can book a second trip to Wembley this season if they can overcome Man Utd on Sunday, but the Reds are unlikely to have Konate available in the heart of their defence in Manchester.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Klopp stated: "Ibou didn't train today. We have to see if he can train tomorrow. But it will be a tight, tight race [for Man Utd], which we will probably lose. We don't know."

However, there were positive updates on Bobby Clark - who sustained an injury on Thursday night - and Ryan Gravenberch ahead of the weekend's match.

"Bobby felt much better [after the game]," said Klopp. "It was uncomfortable, got knocked there, a little swelling. The swelling led to a feeling that might be something more serious, but it's not. So, he is fine.

"Ryan trained today again, so he is ready as well."

While Konate will be a big miss for the journey to Old Trafford, the impressive form of Jarell Quansah means there is little to fear in regards to the Frenchman's injury, especially given he is close to a return.

The fitness of Gravenberch and Clark will be a boost to Liverpool's midfield options, although neither are likely to start on Sunday.

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