Liverpool’s injured XI: Fresh knocks mean Reds have (almost) a whole team on the sidelines

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Liverpool battled to a hard-earned 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final on Tuesday night, but the evening was marred by fresh knocks to Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren.

The injuries mean that according to we now have a staggering eleven players stuck in the treatment room – and with the exception of a goalkeeper, the list amounts to a pretty solid starting XI!

LB: Mamadou Sakho

The Frenchman is currently suffering from a knee injury he picked up in training ahead of tonight’s game. There is currently no further news.

CB: Dejan Lovren

Lovren went off just after the half hour mark against Stoke whilst holding his hamstring. It could mean at least a month on the sidelines.

CB: Martin Skrtel

Skrtel also has a hamstring problem and isn’t expected back until our home game against Sunderland in early February.

RB: John Flanagan

John Flanagan is reportedly nearing a return to the squad after completing some minutes in U21 games recently, but after 18 months on the sidelines, it remains to be seen whether he can rekindle his Scouse-Cafu form.

CM: Philippe Coutinho

Tonight’s other injury, Coutinho also went off holding his hamstring.

CM: Jordan Henderson

The captain has an ankle injury, and at the moment does not have a return date.

CM: Jordan Rossiter

It’s been a stop-start campaign for the youngster, with his current hamstring injury being the second of the season.

ST: Divock Origi

Origi is yet another player who is suffering from a hamstring issue. He is expected back for our trip to Norwich later this month.

ST: Daniel Sturridge

We all hoped Sturridge would be involved tonight, but he picked up yet another setback in training before the game. We await further news.

ST: Danny Ings

Ings is likely to miss most of the season with an ACL injury.

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SUB: Joe Gomez

Like Ings, Gomez will be sidelined for the rest of the campaign with an ACL issue.


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