Latest Liverpool Injury News: Updates On Milner, Fabinho And 8 Other Players

Latest Liverpool Injury News: Updates On Milner, Fabinho And 8 Other Players

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner picked up a hamstring problem in the opening stages of the 3-1 defeat to Leicester on Saturday.

After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp said the injury is only a minor one but they wanted to take him off as a precaution, He is a major doubt for the games against RB Leipzig and Everton this week.

Fabinho did not make the trip to the King Power Stadium with what Klopp described as a “little” muscular injury but, when asked after the loss at the weekend about him returning for the Champions League tie versus Leipzig, he said he could not be sure.

With those two midfielders unlikely to feature in Budapest, it will be hoped that Naby Keita will be able to make his comeback. The Guinean has been back in individual training after a hamstring issue which has kept him out since the Crystal Palace game before Christmas.

There are more question marks over the fitness of January signing Ben Davies and reserve keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, who both sustained knocks that meant they missed out on the squad at the weekend. Divock Origi is also struggling with his own hamstring issue and is unlikely to be available tomorrow.

Liverpool’s other injury problems are more longer term. Diogo Jota is now only predicted to return from a knee injury before the end of the month, after taking significantly longer than expected in his recovery.

Joe Gomez (knee) could feature again before the end of the season but both him and Virgil van Dijk (knee) are unlikely to be back in action before May, despite the Dutchman having been named in the Premier League squad. Joel Matip’s ankle ligament injury means he has definitely been ruled out until next campaign, with a target to return in pre-season.