Liverpool’s injury list hasn’t got any shorter as the season has gone on. In fact, there are still seven first-team players currently on the treatment table.
Nat Phillips was missing once again for the 1-1 draw against Newcastle at the weekend due to a hamstring problem but the 24-year-old is back in light training and he could return against Manchester United this weekend.
Captain Jordan Henderson is in a race against time to recover from a groin problem before the end of the season, but there is now optimism he could make his comeback in the last few games of the campaign if all goes well in his recovery.
In terms of the other five injured players, there haven’t been any new developments. Reserve keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is still sidelined with an abdominal injury, while Divock Origi remains out with a muscular problem.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has recently spoken positively on Joe Gomez’s recovery from a knee injury, but there is no suggestion that the England defender will make an earlier expected return to first-team action.
The 23-year-old, along with Virgil van Dijk (knee) and Joe Matip (ankle) are not predicted to play again this season.