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Liverpool team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Arsenal

Sports Mole rounds up Liverpool's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Saturday's Community Shield clash against Arsenal.

Liverpool step up their preparations for the next campaign on Saturday as they square off against Arsenal in the Community Shield.

After their last-16 exit from the Champions League before the coronavirus pandemic, the Merseyside giants have had an extended break in comparison to the majority of their direct rivals.

That has allowed Jurgen Klopp's men to attend a training camp in Austria, which has also involved friendly fixtures against Stuttgart and Red Bull Salzburg.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Liverpool's latest injury and suspension news ahead of facing the Gunners in the traditional curtain-raiser.

Jordan Henderson

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson goes down injured against Brighton on July 8, 2020© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: September 12 (vs. Leeds United)

Having missed the closing matches of last season with a knee injury, Henderson is said to be closing in on a return to training. However, Saturday's game has come too soon for the club skipper, who is aiming to feature on the opening day of the season against Leeds United.

Joel Matip

Liverpool defender Joel Matip receives medical attention during the derby against Everton on June 21, 2020© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Toe
Possible return date: September 12 (vs. Leeds)

Like his teammate, Matip is on track to put himself back in contention for the clash with the Yorkshire giants next month. The centre-back has not made an appearance since the Merseyside derby on June 21.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk warms up for Liverpool on November 10, 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Head
Possible return date: August 29 (vs. Arsenal)

During the pre-season friendly against Red Bull Salzburg in midweek, Van Dijk was forced off with a head injury. However, Klopp has since dismissed the severity of the issue, suggesting that the Dutchman will be available at the weekend.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain down injured on December 22, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Having sustained an issue with his knee during the club's pre-season tour of Austria, Oxlade-Chamberlain has bee ruled out of the meeting with the Gunners. As it stands, Klopp has not set a return date, instead only comparing the injury to the one suffered by Henderson in July.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 24, 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Unknown
Possible return date: August 29 (vs. Arsenal)

Alexander-Arnold missed the trip to Austria with an undisclosed issue, leading to speculation regarding his potential participation on Saturday. However, having been named in the England squad, it is expected that the right-back will feature at Wembley.

Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson in action for Liverpool on July 28, 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Unknown
Possible return date: August 29 (vs. Arsenal)

Like Alexander-Arnold, Wilson was absent from the visit to Austria with a minor fitness problem. Although talk persists regarding an exit from Anfield, the Wales international may be provided with some minutes off the substitutes' bench.


Liverpool have no players suspended for this match.

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