Liverpool vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to return to fitness in a couple of weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury.
The defender was forced off midway through the second half of the Reds’ 3-0 win over Aston Villa last Sunday, and he was subsequently withdrawn from the England squad ahead of this week’s international fixtures.
However, manager Jurgen Klopp played down the seriousness of the issue following the victory against Villa and, from the sound of things, there is hope that Alexander-Arnold will be available when Liverpool face Wolves.
Ibrahima Konate remains on the treatment table with his own hamstring problem. The Frenchman has had to sit out the matches versus Newcastle and Villa due to the issue, and he won’t be playing for France in their two games this week. No timeframe has been given on the centre-back’s potential return to fitness.
Thiago has suffered a setback in training. The midfielder underwent hip surgery at the back end of last season and it was hoped that he would be available for the new campaign.
Klopp claims that the 32-year-old will use the international break to recover his fitness, with the hope being that he will be back in contention soon.
Three Liverpool players will return early from international duty
With the Netherlands and Hungary playing their final games of the international break on Sunday, it means Virgil van Dijk, Cody Gakpo and Dominik Szoboszlai should return to the AXA Training Centre to get a full week’s training in ahead of the Wolves clash.
Van Dijk will, of course, still be unavailable due to suspension, but Gakpo and Szoboszlai should be fresh and ready for the lunchtime kickoff at Molineux on Saturday week.