Premier League football returns for the Reds on April 1 with an enthralling contest against reigning champions Manchester City on the cards.
Manchester City’s red-hot Erling Haaland is now considered a doubt for the clash at the Etihad Stadium, as he has now withdrawn from international duty with Norway.
There’s a clear worry in the Etihad camp, according to BBC Sport.
Although Haaland failed to get on the team sheet in the reverse domestic fixture in Liverpool, his goal-scoring exploits in England’s top flight has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Saying that, the talismanic Norwegian did score in City’s 3-2 Carabao Cup win over the Anfield-based outfit back in December.
Haaland was set to represent Norway against Spain and Georgia, but medical tests have ruled him out of both occasions with a groin injury.
The extent of the injury is currently unknown, though sometimes withdrawals from international responsibilities are taken for precautionary measures.
But Liverpool will be hoping that this news is more than a precaution.
The 42-goal colossal striker will return to Manchester for treatment before a concrete statement can be released on his availability for the upcoming Liverpool game.
Manchester City have not been at the peak of their powers this term, but their form of late has been exemplary, winning their last six outings in all competitions.
As such, a blow as heavy as Haaland will place nicely into Liverpool’s hands as they spend the rest of their season gunning for Champions League qualification.