Liverpool injuries, suspensions & potential return dates

Here we provide you with the latest updates on all Liverpool's first-team injuries, suspensions and availability issues:

Conor Bradley

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Issue: Foot injury

Last appearance: vs Crystal Palace (14 April, 2024)

A casualty of Liverpool's recent 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, Conor Bradley is the latest Red to enter the treatment room.

The right-back was withdrawn just after half-time in the Anfield defeat, replaced by the returning Trent Alexander-Arnold.

It appears to be a foot injury that forced Bradley off against the Eagles, with Jurgen Klopp confirming that he doesn't yet know the severity of the issue.

Speaking after the match on 14 April, the Liverpool boss stated: "Conor overstretched his foot slightly. The first moment and what Conor felt didn't look great, [but] now I heard a little bit that it's settled quite quickly.

"I don't know. Is the ligament damaged or not? I don't know, so we will get this information tomorrow or Tuesday, but it was very painful for him so that's not cool."

Potential return date: Unknown

Thiago Alcantara

Liverpool s Thiago Alcantara.

Issue: Muscle injury

Last appearance: vs Arsenal (4 February, 2024)

After ten months out following a slow recovery from hip surgery, Thiago finally made his long-awaited comeback in the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on 4 February.

However, the 32-year-old suffered a new injury during his brief cameo and is set for another spell on the sidelines.

Speaking on Friday, 9 February, Jurgen Klopp told reporters: "Thiago is not cool. He showed a lot of things on LFCTV and looked outstanding, so we took him, let him play for a few minutes. It's a muscle issue, we don't know the extent yet but it's not cool. Not good news for him or us."

On 27 February, Klopp didn't rule out the possibility that Thiago, whose contract expires this summer, had already played his last game for Liverpool.

He told reporters: "I don't know to be honest. What he has to do now from a medical point of view, I don't know if that will mean he can play again. That's not a short-term thing."

Potential return date: Unknown

Ben Doak

BRUSSELS - Ben Doak of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Europa League in group E match between R. Union Sint Gillis and Liverpool FC at the Lotto Park stadium on December 14, 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. ANP Hollandse Hoogte GERRIT VAN COLOGNE

Issue: Knee injury

Last appearance: vs Union S-G (14 December, 2023)

Teenage winger Doak had been tipped for a big season in 2023/24 as Mohamed Salah's understudy but has only made five first-team appearances prior to an injury suffered while playing with the Under-21s in December.

The Scotland youth international required surgery on a torn meniscus, with Pep Lijnders admitting he could be sidelined for some time.

He said back in December: "That one will take [a] longer time. He is young, he is a fit guy, he is a positive guy so for sure he will come back stronger, and we need him to come back with the same fire he has with the ball, how he was. He can take time and we will wait for him."

Having now returned to partial training, the youngster may be fit before the end of the current campaign, although he is unlikely to feature for the first team given his long-term absence.

Potential return date: Unknown

Joel Matip

France - Toulouse FC vs Liverpool FC - 09/11/2023 FRANCE, TOULOUSE, NOVEMBER 09. Joel Matip of Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between Toulouse FC and Liverpool FC on November 09, 2023 at Stadium Municipal in Toulouse, France. Photo by Manuel Blondeau/ AOP.Press

Issue: Knee injury

Last appearance: vs Fulham (3 December, 2023)

Almost certainly out for the season, Matip suffered a ruptured ACL during the Reds' 4-3 win over Fulham in December.

The veteran centre back has subsequently undergone successful knee surgery and is in recovery, but questions remain over whether he has now played his last game for Liverpool.

32-year-old Matip is in the final months of his Anfield contract. However, Klopp previously hinted that the defender could yet be given an extension on his current deal.

"I’m pretty sure the club will show their class, as you should do it," the boss said. “I would say so [there's a chance of a new deal], but it’s not my decision in the end. I cannot sign the papers."

On 3 April, Klopp confirmed that Matip had started running on grass again but would not feature this season.

Potential return date: Unknown

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