Liverpool team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Arsenal

Liverpool can open up an eight-point lead over Premier League title rivals Arsenal when they clash with the Gunners in Sunday\’s mouthwatering Emirates encounter.

Jurgen Klopp\’s men maintained their existing five-point advantage by thrashing Chelsea 4-1 on Wednesday, where Dominik Szoboszlai, Luis Diaz, Conor Bradley and Diogo Jota were among the goals.

The Reds also emerged victorious by a 2-0 scoreline in their FA Cup third-round showdown with Mikel Arteta\’s men last month, although they were held to a 1-1 Anfield draw in December.


Here, Sports Mole rounds up Liverpool\’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of the contest with Arsenal, whose midweek clash with Nottingham Forest ended in a nervy 2-1 triumph.


Alexis Mac Allister


Liverpool\'s Alexis Mac Allister receives medical attention after sustaining an injury on January 31, 2024

Status: Minor doubtType of injury: KneePossible return date: February 4 (vs. Arsenal)



Alexis Mac Allister came off worse in a clash of knees with Cesare Casadei on Wednesday night, but Klopp does not believe that the Argentine has sustained a serious problem, and he ought to be fine for the trip to North London.

Mohamed Salah


Egypt\'s Mohamed Salah reacts on January 7, 2024

In contrast, Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of the crunch Emirates clash due to the muscular injury that he sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations, although he ought to be back in contention at some point in February.



Wataru Endo


Wataru Endo celebrates scoring for Liverpool on October 26, 2023

Status: OutReason for absence: International dutyPossible return date: Unknown

While Egypt\’s AFCON dreams are now over, Japan are still involved in the Asian Cup, meaning that Wataru Endo will watch Sunday\’s game from the comfort of his Qatar hotel.


Joel Matip


Liverpool\'s Joel Matip receives medical attention after sustaining an injury on December 3, 2023

Status: OutType of injury: KneePossible return date: Unknown

Joel Matip\’s season – and potentially his Liverpool career – came to an end when he ruptured his ACL against Fulham in December, but Klopp is hopeful that the Reds board will offer the Cameroonian a new contract.


Kostas Tsimikas


Liverpool\'s Kostas Tsimikas lies on the ground after sustaining an injury on December 23, 2023

Status: OutType of injury: CollarbonePossible return date: February 10 (vs. Burnley)

Kostas Tsimikas is in the final stages of his rehabilitation from a collarbone fracture, but the Greek\’s bone is yet to fully heal, meaning that a comeback at the Emirates is beyond the realm of possibility.


Thiago Alcantara


Liverpool\'s Thiago Alcantara warms up on April 22, 2023

Status: OutType of injury: HipPossible return date: February 24 (vs. Luton Town)

Thiago Alcantara has finally made his long-awaited return to training from a hip injury, which has kept him on the sidelines since April, but he is still far from full match fitness and is unlikely to return until the end of the month in the best-case scenario.


Stefan Bajcetic


Stefan Bajcetic warms up for Liverpool on January 21, 2023

Status: OutType of injury: CalfPossible return date: February 24 (vs. Luton Town)

Similarly, Stefan Bajcetic is facing at least another few weeks on the treatment table with his calf injury, which Liverpool have been extremely careful with due to the problem being growth-related.