Szoboszlai Reveals Which Liverpool Game He Could Make His Return From Injury

Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai says “it’s possible” that he will be available to face Bournemouth on January 21st.

The Hungarian international picked up a hamstring injury in the 4-2 win over Newcastle at the start of the month but, when asked if he could be ready to play again after the winter break, Szoboszlai said:

“Yes, it’s possible, but we don’t want to rush anything. I’d rather miss one more match, if that’s what it takes, so that I don’t injure the previous strain and can play continuously.”

Szoboszlai is already out running on the grass but he has yet to do any ball work so a lot will depend on how he responds when he gets back into full training.

Liverpool have a jampacked schedule after they return to action later this month

Jurgen Klopp’s side have four more games before the end of January. After the Bournemouth fixture, they take on Fulham in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

A few days later they will play either Norwich City or Bristol Rovers in the fourth round of the FA Cup, before hosting Chelsea in the league at Anfield.

Liverpool’s injury list is pretty lengthy

Szoboszlai is one of 7 players currently on the treatment table. It was confirmed earlier this week that vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out for a few weeks with a knee problem.

The likes of Andy Robertson (shoulder), Kosta Tsimikas (collarbone), Stefan Bajcetic (muscular), Thiago (hip) and Joel Matip (ACL) are also unavailable.

With such a long injury list, the Reds can’t really afford for Szoboszlai to have a setback in his recovery so they will have to be careful to ensure he is 100% fit when he returns to the fold.

Watch a preview of Liverpool’s plans for the January transfer window on Shots!TV here

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.