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Liverpool team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Chelsea

Sports Mole rounds up Liverpool's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's Premier League showdown with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Premier League champions Liverpool got their title defence off to a winning start on the opening day and will be looking to follow that up when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Reds were nervy, error-strewn and disorganised in defence, but thrilling going forward in a madcap 4-3 win over newly-promoted Leeds United at Anfield to make an eye-catching start to the campaign.

In addition to the three points and three goals for Mohamed Salah, the return of captain Jordan Henderson from injury was another bonus from the contest for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's visit to Stamford Bridge.


Kostas Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas poses in a Liverpool kit in August 2020© Liverpool FC

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: COVID-19
Possible return date: September 20 (vs. Chelsea)

Liverpool's new signing Kostas Tsimikas has been forced to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19, but he is now back in training and should be available in time for the Chelsea match.


Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri during the warm up before the match in November 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: September 19 (vs. Chelsea)

The injury troubles which plagued Xherdan Shaqiri last season have crept into the new campaign too, although the Swiss playmaker could be back in contention in time for Sunday.


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

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the opening weeks of the new season after picking up a knee injury similar to the one which ruled Henderson out of the tail end of last term.


LIVERPOOL'S SUSPENSION LIST

Liverpool have no players suspended for this match.


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