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Liverpool team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Leicester City

Sports Mole rounds up Liverpool's injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Leicester City.

Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Leicester City to Anfield on Sunday night.

The Reds played out a 1-1 draw with Manchester City before the international break to leave themselves in third spot in the table, one point behind leaders Leicester.

Jurgen Klopp's side have won all four of their home Premier League games this season, although they have only just overcome Sheffield United and West Ham United in their last two outings at Anfield.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the team's injury and suspension news ahead of the clash with Leicester, who have been excellent in the early stages of the 2020-21 campaign.


Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk walks off injured during the Merseyside derby against Everton on October 17, 2020© Reuters

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

Liverpool are likely to be without Virgil van Dijk for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign, with the Netherlands international picking up a serious knee injury against Everton in the Merseyside derby.


Fabinho

Liverpool's Fabinho trudges off after suffering an injury against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League on October 27, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: November 22 (vs. Leicester)

Fabinho has recently been on the sidelines with a hamstring issue and did not join up with the Brazil squad over the recent international break. The midfielder, though, is believed to have a good chance of making a timely return for Klopp's side on Sunday night.


Thiago Alcantara

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara after the full-time whistle against Everton on October 17.© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: November 22 (vs. Leicester)

Thiago Alcantara has been absent since taking a heavy kick during the Merseyside derby last month. The summer arrival from Bayern Munich does not need any major treatment on his knee injury, though, and his recovery will continue to be monitored ahead of a possible return.


Jordan Henderson

West Ham's Sebastien Haller in action with Liverpool's Jordan Henderson on October 31, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Thigh
Possible return date: November 22 (vs. Leicester)

Jordan Henderson has emerged as a doubt for this match after picking up a thigh injury during England's clash with Belgium, but the Liverpool captain could yet be involved.


Joe Gomez

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez pictured in October 2020© Reuters

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

Joe Gomez is believed to be facing a battle to play again this season after suffering a serious knee injury during an England training session over the recent international break, and the centre-back has since undergone surgery.


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

It is still unclear when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might be available as the England international battles back from the knee injury that he suffered during pre-season.


Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah in action for Liverpool on November 8, 2020© Reuters

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

Liverpool will definitely be without the services of Mohamed Salah this weekend as the 28-year-old tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.


Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold receives treatment for an injury on November 8, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Calf
Possible return date: November 22 (vs. Leicester)

Trent Alexander-Arnold remains a huge doubt for the Premier League champions as he looks to overcome the calf issue that he picked up against Man City before the international break.


Rhys Williams

Atalanta BC's Duvan Zapata in action with Liverpool's Rhys Williams in the Champions League on November 3, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Hip
Possible return date: November 22 (vs. Leicester)

Rhys Williams was unable to represent England's Under-21 side against Albania Under-21s on Tuesday night after complaining of a hip problem ahead of the international clash, making him a doubt for his club.


LIVERPOOL'S SUSPENSION LIST

Liverpool have no players suspended for this weekend's contest.


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