LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 18, 2021: Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher during a training session at the AXA Training Center ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 3 match between Club Atlético de Madrid and Liverpool FC.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool FC latest injury: updates and expected return dates for 9 players – Liverpool FC

Liverpool currently have nine first-team players out due to injury, but Jurgen Klopp hopes to have at least three back within two weeks.

It’s been an ongoing story throughout the Reds’ rough start to the season, with injuries ravaging every position on the pitch.

This is no different in the run-up to the final games before the international break – one of which is now one less due to the postponement of the meeting with Wolves.

Here’s the latest on nine first-team injuries and when they can be expected back.

Caoimhin Kelleher

Injury: Lies
Out since: July 4th
Expected return: Unknown

Kelleher has been sidelined since day one of pre-season because he has a groin problem that, according to Klopp, was overlooked during his service with the Republic of Ireland.

The 23-year-old appeared to be nearing a return at the end of August, with the manager revealing that he was due for “normal goalkeeper training”, but was absent for the trip to Napoli.

It remains to be seen when Kelleher will be back in the fold.

Ibrahima Konate

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, July 31, 2022: Liverpool FC's Ibrahima Konaté during the warm-up match for a pre-season friendly between Liverpool FC and RC Strasbourg Alsace at Anfield.  Strasbourg won 3-0.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: Knee
Out since: July 31
Expected return: End of September

The Frenchman suffered a blow to the knee in the 3-0 defeat to Strasbourg at the end of pre-season, and he has yet to train fully.

Earlier this month, however, Klopp explained that Konate would be coming back “in and around the international break”, suggesting he could make the roster for the Brighton meeting on October 1.

Calvin Ramsay

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Wednesday, July 27, 2022: Liverpool's Calvin Ramsay on the bench during the pre-match warm-up before a pre-season friendly between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: Back
Out since: July 4th
Expected return: Unknown

Like Kelleher, Ramsay has not been involved in training over the summer since the very first day of pre-season, with Klopp describing his problem as “something to do with age and growth”.

However, Klopp added that the right-back is “really getting closer”, and there is a chance he will be in full training before the end of September.

Jordan Henderson

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 31, 2022: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is out injured during the FA Premier League game between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United FC at Anfield.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: hamstring
Out since: August 31th
Expected return: End of September

The injury that pushed Liverpool to late action in the transfer market, Henderson suffered a hamstring problem in the 2-1 win over Newcastle which led to Arthur’s signing on loan.

It was later reported that the captain would be out for about three weeks, with Klopp expected to return after the international break.

Pencil in Brighton on October 1 as Henderson’s likely return.

Naby Keita

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - Thursday, July 21, 2022: Liverpool's Naby Keita during a pre-season friendly between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena.  Liverpool won 5-0.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: Thigh
Out since: August 21
Expected return: End of September

The situation around Keita is bizarre.

While the timing of the number 8’s injury is suspicious amid reports that he is unhappy with his position at the club, Klopp has insisted it is real and would keep him out “for a while”. .

But although it prompted Liverpool to drop Keita from the Champions League group stage squad – suggesting he would be out until at least November – he has since been called up by Guinea for the September international break.

“His situation is improving and he is even ahead of schedule,” manager Kaba Diawara claimed after naming his team.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

SINGAPORE - Friday, July 15, 2022: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goes down injured during the Standard Chartered Trophy pre-season friendly between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at the Singapore National Stadium.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: hamstring
Out since: July 15
Expected return: October at the earliest

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been absent for a long time since suffering a serious hamstring injury in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace during pre-season.

“It’s a hamstring,” Klopp explained shortly afterwards.

“We all hate this word, we hate the injury, but it happens from time to time and now Ox was the one.”

Reports have since claimed that Liverpool’s first number 15 could return in October, but it is likely he will be missing for longer, with Klopp’s latest update saying he will be “out of the running for a while”.

Curtis Jones

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Wednesday, July 27, 2022: Curtis Jones of Liverpool during an exhibition game between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Liverpool FC at the Red Bull Arena.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: Calf
Out since: early September
Expected return: Unknown

After returning to the Liverpool side for the 2-1 win over Newcastle, Jones suffered another setback that saw him out against Everton and Napoli.

“It’s not as bad as the first time,” Klopp said this week, “but it’s bad enough not to be involved in team training anymore, which doesn’t help much.”

Fabio Carvalho

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2022: Fábio Carvalho of Liverpool during the FA Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: Dead leg
Out since: September 3
Expected return: Back vs. Ajax

Carvalho is one of the few Liverpool players to have benefited from the postponement of the clash with Wolves, giving the Portuguese more time to recover from a ‘dead leg’.

There was hope that the 20-year-old would be back to face Wolves at Anfield, but now it seems almost certain that he will be involved again in Ajax’s visit on September 13.

Kaide Gordon

SAALFELDEN, AUSTRIA - Tuesday, July 26, 2022: Liverpool's Kaide Gordon arrives for a training session at the club's training camp in Austria.  (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury: Beaks
Out since: February
Expected return: Unknown

Gordon’s situation has long been a mystery as the teen has been out of action since February.

But it has been revealed that he is currently suffering from a pelvic injury, the latest in a string of fitness issues since his first-team breakthrough.

There is no return date for Gordon at this stage, with Liverpool being “cautious” with his recovery, but the hope is that he can return to training in the near future.

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