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Klopp expects ‘1 or 2’ Liverpool players back after break; ‘Fantastic’ star & ‘incredible’ talent most likely

Jurgen Klopp expects ‘one or two’ Liverpool players to return after the international break and here are the most likely stars. The Reds have plenty out right now.


Liverpool have quite the injury list right now but it should ease up a bit after the international break. Sunday’s game with Chelsea being postponed brings that break onto the Reds immediately – there won’t be another game until October 1st.


There are then only around six weeks until the World Cup break starts. In other words, enjoy watching Liverpool while you can once they’re back as it won’t last long.


That also means that Jurgen Klopp will want players back quickly. He told beIN Sports that “one or two” should return for that game on October 1st against Brighton.


Who could that be, though?


Liverpool players most likely to return

Liverpool have a lot of players out right now. Their injury list on highlights them all: Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ibrahima Konaté, Calvin Ramsay and Caoimhín Kelleher.


Now, Ramsay and Kelleher aren’t truly in contention for places, so we can’t imagine Klopp means them. Keita, Henderson and Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out indefinitely, too.


Klopp does say that Keita should be back in October but that doesn’t appear to mean for October. We’d expect him back mid-month.

Similarly, Klopp only sounds halfway sure that Robertson could return ASAP. There appears to be half a chance that we see the Scot on October 1st but it’s unlikely.


And so the most obvious players appear to be Konaté and Jones.

Ibou, in and around the international break he will be back in training,” is what Klopp said to start this month. The player, labelled ‘fantastic’ by Virgil van Dijk last season, has been missed.


As for Jones, Klopp sounded more frustrated than worried when talking about the player. “It was not as bad as the first time but bad enough for not being involved in team training again,” he said.


Jones, who Klopp calls ‘incredible’, keeps running into injury issues this season. Fortunately, it sounds as though this one is minor and he should be back before football resumes.

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