Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be without James Milner for the trip to Watford this Saturday. The veteran midfielder missed training on Wednesday and is therefore a doubt for the trip to Vicarage Road but he’s not the only star who could miss out.
Milner was left out of the match-day squad for the clash with West Ham on Monday with a slight muscle issue.
Liverpool’s vice-captain has been working hard to recover from the problem behind the scenes at Melwood, working with the club’s medical team.
Jurgen Klopp is cautious about rushing him back into action, particularly having lost Jordan Henderson.
Yet he’s not the only player who could miss out when the Reds travel down to Hertfordshire in search of another three points towards their first ever Premier League title. So which other Liverpool stars are on the sidelines?
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The skipper picked up a hamstring problem in last week’s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Klopp explained last Friday that the England international will miss up to three weeks of action.
“Hendo, it could have been worse. How we all know, it was a hamstring,” Klopp said. “We heard of different hamstring injuries now around in the Premier League – Harry Kane, for example. It’s not that bad.
“But he will be out, I think, for three weeks or so, which is not cool. But how we see it, we were still lucky. That’s it.”
Liverpool could welcome back Henderson against Everton on March 16, a game where Liverpool could be crowned champions if Manchester City drop points before then.
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Shaqiri’s days at Anfield look numbered with the star no closer to a return.
He has suffered a recurrence of a calf problem which had kept him out at the back end of last year.
No return date has been set given how much of a problem the injury has become in recent months, despite a small return to the fold.
The Swiss international is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
Clyne suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in pre-season and is unlikely to play again this season.
The 28-year-old has been very unlucky with injuries after suffering a back problem, which saw Trent Alexander-Arnold nail down his place in the side.
Alexander-Arnold hasn’t looked back since then and Clyne is out of contract in the summer.
Clyne did post a video on social media recently though, confirming he is back training at Melwood away from the first team.
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