Liverpool welcome Szoboszlai, Alexander-Arnold steps up ahead of Norwich game

Liverpool welcome Szoboszlai, Alexander-Arnold steps up ahead of Norwich game

Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai both have a “chance” to return from injury for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Norwich City.

Liverpool head teacher Jurgen Klopp he has confirmed that Dominik Szoboszlai and Trent Alexander-Arnold both have a “chance” to return from injury on Sunday FA Cup the fourth race is Norwich City.

Neither man has featured for the past few weeks, with Szoboszlai suffering a hamstring problem during the Reds’ 4-2 Premier League win against Newcastle United on New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold played in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup, but it was revealed that the right-back sprained his knee in the clash at the Emirates and will be unavailable for the rest. weeks.

Both players played out Wednesday’s 1-1 draw in the second EFL Cup semi-final with Fulham at Craven Cottage, with Klopp’s side making the final against Chelsea thanks to a 3-2 victory, but Andrew Robertson he was back on the bench in West London.

The left-back’s appearance in the squad was his first since breaking his shoulder while playing in Scotland in October, and Klopp gave an update on the trio in a press conference on Thursday.

Liverpool welcome Szoboszlai, Alexander-Arnold steps up ahead of Norwich game© Reuters

While the Liverpool boss is confident that Robertson and Szoboszlai are ready for minutes, he has admitted that he may have to make a late call on Alexander-Arnold, but did not rule out his second-in-command for the Norwich game.

“There’s a chance for both of them but we’ll have to see for sure. It’s touch and go,” said Klopp. “Robbo is ready and I think it was good to have him in the squad, and he is in the training period of the team.

“Like Dom from tomorrow. He had a session yesterday, today I think he has another day off and then from tomorrow he is normal. That means he is ready for a few minutes.

“Is it Trent, is it Norwich already or am I playing? We have to see. He wasn’t in the training team, not even in some parts of the training team, so if he can be there tomorrow then I have to make a decision there. It’s the same with these guys. So we’ll see. It would be very useful if both they may have, but we have to see.”

While Robertson, Szoboszlai and Alexander-Arnold are all close to returning to the first team, Liverpool still have a few long-term players in the backroom. Joel Matip, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Free, Thiago Alcantara and Kostas Tsimikas.

Liverpool's Kostas Tsimikas is sidelined with an injury on December 23, 2023.© Reuters

Matip and Doak are both facing months in the hospital with knee problems, but Thiago (hip) and Bajcetic (calf) are believed to be on track to return to first-team training sometime in February.

Additionally, Klopp has confirmed that Tsimikas is fine after breaking his collarbone against Arsenal in December, but the Greece international will be sidelined as his bone heals.

“I believe that Thiago [Alcantara] and Stefan [Bajcetic] he will come back soon, it would be good,” added Klopp. “Kosti [Kostas Tsimikas] it is close. Kosti is really fit, Kosti has to wait now for the green light because healing the bone takes a long time, but the plate is working at the moment.

“Now we have to know when someone is taking enough time off, let me say that. And then they’re also in training. They’re not gone long, like Trent wasn’t, like Dom wasn’t.”

The Reds will welcome the Canaries back to Merseyside without the services of Wataru Endo (Asian Cup) and Mohamed Salahwho has flown home from the Africa Cup of Nations to receive treatment for a hamstring injury but will return to the competition if he recovers quickly.

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