Pep Lijnders Delivers Quadruple Injury Blow Ahead Of Norwich Clash

Pep Lijnders Delivers Quadruple Injury Blow Ahead Of Norwich Clash

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders has confirmed that Thiago Alcantara, Neco Williams, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino won’t be available for the trip to Norwich tomorrow.

Thiago had to be taken off after sustaining a calf injury in the second half of the 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday and Lijnders says the Spaniard won’t return before the game versus Porto next week:

“I can’t say now how long it will take but definitely not tomorrow and not at the weekend. Let’s get the scan results back and we have a proper diagnosis. A shame as well because he was taking the game by the hand, he was a proper playmaker in my opinion. A shame that we miss him.”

Neco Williams would have been in line to start at right-back in the Carabao Cup tie against the Canaries but a foot injury means he won’t be ready for the match at Carrow Road.

Alexander-Arnold does not have the virus, but the illness that kept him out of the Palace game means he is still not 100% fit and the right-back is unlikely to feature until the Brentford clash this weekend.

Roberto Firmino is back in training after a hamstring issue, but the Norwich match has come too soon for him. He should, at least, be back on the bench on Saturday.