Liverpool receive major injury boost ahead of trip to Brentford

Salah in contention for Brentford's game || Imago

Liverpool receive major injury boost ahead of trip to Brentford

Stephen Oladehinde 18:59 - 16.02.2024

Liverpool's squad is set to receive a major boost as Mohamed Salah makes his way back from injury, eyeing a return for the upcoming clash against Brentford at the Gtech Stadium this Saturday.

The Reds' manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confirmed the availability of key players including Alisson, Joe Gomez, and Conor Bradley, enriching Liverpool's options ahead of a critical phase in their season.

Key Returns Bolster Liverpool Ranks

Jurgen Klopp's side is gearing up for a significant period, with important fixtures lined up, including a high-stakes Carabao Cup final against Chelsea. 

"Mo is back in full training," Klopp announced, as reported by The Athletic, signalling Salah's potential involvement this weekend. 

The return of Alisson and Joe Gomez, who missed the previous game due to illness, along with Conor Bradley, who was on compassionate leave, provides Liverpool with a timely lift.

 Injury Updates and Squad Depth

However, Liverpool will have to navigate the next few games without Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago. Alexander-Arnold is sidelined for both the Brentford match and the Carabao Cup final, while Thiago has been ruled out with a muscle injury. 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp | Imago
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp | Imago

Klopp expressed his stance on managing player injuries, emphasizing, "As long as I am here we never forced anyone back and never will."

Dominik Szoboszlai's absence further tests Liverpool's squad depth, with the player missing the last four games due to injury. Klopp hinted at the possibility of Szoboszlai missing the Carabao Cup final but remained hopeful for a timely return. 

Mo Salah in action for Liverpool || Photo Credit: Imago
Mo Salah in action for Liverpool || Photo Credit: Imago

On the other hand, Salah's comeback is highly anticipated, with the Egyptian star having missed Liverpool's last eight matches due to AFCON duties and a subsequent hamstring injury. Despite his absence, Salah remains Liverpool's top scorer this season, contributing significantly with 18 goals and nine assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.

As Liverpool prepares for the challenges ahead, the return of key players and the management of injuries will be crucial in their pursuit of success on multiple fronts.