Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that two more players picked up knocks in the 1-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League last night.
TV cameras showed Andy Robertson taping up his left ankle in the first half and Klopp confirmed after the match that he had to have a full strapping fitted at half time to get him through the game.
Captain Jordan Henderson was also not fully fit, but it wasn’t related to his previous hamstring issue. Klopp said he was suffering with a back problem but he is hopeful both players will be fit for Sunday’s game against Wolves:
“Robbo had a proper, proper knock on his ankle but he played through. Hendo had a stiff back but he played on. The boys gave everything. They played through it so I would say [they are OK] but I don’t know. In the moment, I am positive. That is a problem for the next few days.”
The Reds cannot afford to have any more players going down with injuries. Alisson Becker did not play against Ajax due to his own hamstring injury and he is expected to be out for at least two weeks.
There is one piece of good news, though. Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to return to full training later this week after recovering from a calf issue which has kept him out for nearly a month.