Liverpool will be without five players for their visit to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Monday night, as per Liverpool Echo.
The Reds have had a number of injury problems this season, with several key players spending lengthy spells on the sidelines. Jurgen Klopp revealed in his pre-match press conference that the Reds will be missing some of their first-team players against the Foxes.
Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino – who is set to leave the club next month – will not play in Leicester as he struggles with fitness.
Naby Keita is also set to leave the club but is presently unavailable due to injury. The pair are joined on the sidelines by experienced Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who has spent a sizeable chunk of the season injured.
Liverpool will also be without long-term absentees Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsay with both teenagers stepping up their recovery from serious injuries. Klopp’s side would be looking to extend their six-game win streak with another win against the relegation-threatened Foxes.
“No, they were not in team training yet. I saw Bobby in training yesterday and it looks like pretty much [he is] nearly there, but I don’t think he will be in for the weekend,” Klopp said.
“If I go out of here and he will be in the session, I would be surprised. I assume that we start with him team training-wise after the Leicester game. And Naby, no.”
Liverpool news: crucial fixture
The Reds will be looking to avoid any mishaps when they come up against Leicester despite their injured players.
The visitors know they have to find a way to win after win for Manchester United at the weekend to keep their top-four hopes alive.
The slump that Liverpool suffered during the peak of their injury crisis is what derailed their season. The Reds are now four points adrift of Manchester United in fourth place and must win against the Foxes to put their rivals under pressure.
With Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold fit and firing, the Reds may not need to bother too much about the absentees.
The quality in their squad should be enough to overwhelm the Foxes, who are second-bottom and look destined for relegation.