Liverpool have suffered a plethora of injuries this season to important players. Many believe the frequency of injuries to the squad is the major factor behind Liverpool’s inconsistent form.
We saw in the 2020-2021 season how hugely significant a few injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez turned out to be. Liverpool went from Premier League Champions the previous season to just barely achieving a Top Four finish.
Liverpool find themselves in a similar position this season, as with their Champions League knockout at the hands of Real Madrid went Jurgen Klopp’s last hope at a trophy this year.
Several important first-team players are on the shelf with injuries. Jurgen Klopp will hope the international break will allow for recovery time for his injured players. The Reds could potentially have a few big players back after the break as they chase a Champions League place during the run-in.
Darwin Nunez pulled out of international duty with Uruguay because of an issue with his ankle that is rumoured to not be serious. He could potentially play in Liverpool’s first game back on April 1st against Manchester City.
Luis Diaz has not played since October after undergoing knee surgery. The international break may provide the winger enough space to finish his recovery. Diaz could potentially be in the squad for the Manchester City game on April 1st.
Thiago Alcantara’s return date is less certain. The midfielder has missed the last 8 matches with a hip injury and will not play for Spain during the international break. Thiago could potentially return at some point in April.
Stefan Bajcetic will not play for the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his adductor. It’s devastating news for the youngster who had shone in several first team games this season.
Calvin Ramsay will also not feature until next season as the young full-back underwent surgery recently.