Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that not one of the ten players currently out injured will return to face Manchester United this evening.
The likes of James Milner (muscular), Naby Keita (knock) and Ben Davies (muscular) weren’t expected to be out for that long but it appears they will all be absent for the game at Old Trafford.
Supporters on Twitter are not happy about the latest injury update, with many concerned by the implications it may have for the Reds’ team selection:
— Leigh (@LeighBergin) May 12, 2021
For gods sake
— Harry Lavin (@HarryLavinWheel) May 12, 2021
I won’t be surprised if I see Fabinho in defense against united and that will be disastrous ?
— Prince Solomon (@ADEOYESolomon13) May 12, 2021
Another cb out for a long period… In other news water is wet
— Matthew Saunders (@saunderslfc94) May 12, 2021
Naby keita injured again ???
— তারেক (@Tarekhussain21) May 12, 2021
Ben Davies was a great signing wasn’t he ????
— Ben Wright (@BenWright0303) May 12, 2021
How is naby out again
— Ethan kfkf (@ethan_kfkf) May 12, 2021
— Cintaphel Montana (@dircintaphel) May 12, 2021
Sack all medical staff. I’ve never seen our players come back in right date.
— Josh ???? (@jhs49381) May 12, 2021
This season has been Liverpool’s worst for injuries in living memory. Klopp also confirmed that both captain Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk won’t play again this season, meaning there are four key players, including Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, who have spent the large part of the season out injured.
With their prospects of finishing in the Champions League places hanging by a thread already, they will also go into tonight’s game against United with a decimated squad.