Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane have each handed Jurgen Klopp recent damage scares, forward of Liverpool’s conflict with Arsenal subsequent weekend. The Reds captain will return early from England obligation for “additional evaluation” on an undisclosed damage, it was confirmed on Sunday. The information follows issues over Sadio Mane’s health after he was substituted off within the first-half for Senegal earlier this week – although his nationwide workforce coach prompt that it was solely a precautionary measure. Jurgen Klopp already has a number of midfielders out on the sidelines and with Roberto Firmino additionally absent amongst his strikeforce, right here’s a have a look at how Liverpool could probably line up towards Arsenal. EXCLUSIVE: Alberto Aquilani provides untold story of why he was a £20m Liverpool ‘flop’ READ MORE: Steven Gerrard names 5 former Liverpool coaches in Aston Villa backroom workers Call within the cavalry? Sadio Mane coming off early in Senegal’s draw with Togo was a sight no Reds fan wished to see. The huge ahead has scored eight in 15 video games thus far this season and questions over his health have come at a less-than-ideal time, given Firmino’s latest absence. The Brazilian was substituted after approaching at half-tine towards Atletico, with what Jurgen Klopp described as “a critical hamstring damage”. If Mane’s knock proves to be extra substantial than first prompt, the German coach could also be compelled into giving a uncommon league begin to both Takumi Minamino or Divock Origi, alongside Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota. Midfield enhance Despite having loads of choices when his squad is absolutely match, Jordan Henderson’s potential absence could depart Jurgen Klopp with restricted assets towards the Gunners. Though the character and extent of Henderson’s damage is as but unknown, Naby Keita has already been confirmed to be “out for some time”, with James Milner additionally recovering from a hamstring damage. Klopp has beforehand stated that he expects Curtis Jones to be match when league motion resumes – whereas Thiago could have had a two-week break to enhance his match sharpness – which might assist enhance the German coach’s midfield choices. However, the query marks hanging over a number of of the squad might result in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lining up towards his former facet – and even shock minutes for academy starlet Tyler Morton.
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Defensive dilemma Virgil van Dijk’s centre-back partnerships within the Premier League have been considerably fluid this season. Though the Dutchman has been ever-present within the coronary heart of defence, each Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate have began alongside him, with Joe Gomez additionally offering competitors. Gomez has missed Liverpool’s most up-to-date video games with a suspected calf damage however will hope to be again in competition towards Arsenal, provided that each Konate and Matip are but to nail down an everyday beginning place. There has additionally been a rising debate surrounding the battle between Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas for the left-back spot, following the Greek defender’s spectacular performances this time period. Possible beginning XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago; Salah, Origi, Jota.