Liverpool, are set to kick off the weekend’s football action with a Saturday lunchtime clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently in fine form, securing 10 points from their first 12 on offer and holding a strong third-place position in the table.
Their last outing saw them dismantle a previously clinical Aston Villa side 3-0 at Anfield, with Dominik Szoboszlai and Mohamed Salah finding the net, alongside a Matty Cash own goal.
However, as they prepare to face Wolves, who currently sit 15th in the standings, Liverpool is facing a string of injury concerns and a notable suspension.
The star right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was in exceptional form against Aston Villa, was forced to leave the pitch in the second half due to a hamstring injury. Although initially believed to be not too severe, he had to withdraw from the England squad for September’s internationals. His availability for the weekend remains uncertain, leaving Liverpool fans anxious.
Another significant doubt is Ibrahima Konate. The centre-back missed international duty for France due to a thigh injury, sidelining him for Liverpool’s last two games. His presence against Wolves remains up in the air.
Liverpool fans may catch a glimpse of Thiago Alcantara as he inches towards a first-team return. The midfielder had been recovering from a hip injury but suffered a setback. However, he has been working diligently during the international break to regain his fitness and might have a slim chance of making the squad.
Virgil van Dijk:
Adding to Liverpool’s challenges, Virgil van Dijk is suspended until September 21 due to his red card against Newcastle United. Moreover, he has been fined £100,000 for improper conduct at St. James’ Park. This leaves Klopp without his captain for a crucial period.
As Liverpool looks to maintain their winning streak, Klopp faces some tough decisions regarding his starting lineup. The outcome of these injury doubts and the absence of Virgil van Dijk will play a pivotal role in determining Liverpool’s performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers.