Good and bad news as Jurgen Klopp updates on Liverpool injury list

LFC Globe
14th December 2018
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Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that is out of action for Sunday's meeting with at .

Liverpool take on Jose Mourinho's side, with victory ensuring that they go back to the top of league, assuming Man City beat in Saturday's early kick-off.

A positive result could also see them move 19 points clear of their arch rivals, something not many would have envisaged even a year ago.

However, Liverpool will be without and Joel Matip, whilst Alexander-Arnold has also been ruled out after suffering a foot injury in Tuesday's over .

“With Trent it's not as serious as it is with the other two boys, but of course it is absolutely not top-class news, that's clear. The rehab has already started pretty much, the same for Joe,” Klopp told reporters.

“Trent, we have to see. For him, it is day by day how we judge it. It's not cool but as long as we still have enough players, it is our job to always find a solution for it – and we will have a solution for the weekend, but of course it is not perfect.”

Asked whether Klopp felt the Reds were going through a defensive crisis of sorts, he said: “It's our situation. I'm not sure, a crisis is – I think – if you feel it is a crisis. It's our situation.”

The blow is lessened by the re-emergence of , who has featured just once all season, in September's defeat to at Anfield.

The 27-year-old has suffered various niggling knocks this term after overcoming a major injury last year, however Klopp will be able to call up on the right-back on Sunday.

“Clyney was unfortunately injured for the last two or three weeks – nothing serious but serious enough that he couldn't train,” he said.

“He has been in training for four days – is he ready for 90 minutes? I don't know. But he is ready. He is a very experienced player.

“We have other options as well so we will not push Clyney through after his longest spell of training.

“Rafa Camacho played outstandingly in pre-season and even played (at right-back) against United (in Ann Arbor). As long as we have options everything is fine.”

, who was forced off the pitch in the 85th minute against Napoli, was a slight doubt after Klopp admitted in his post-match interview that he was unsure if it was a case of "only cramp" or something more sinister.

However, Klopp insisted that the is "fine" and it is likely that he could be drafted in at the right side of defence, as he did against last week.

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Meanwhile, the visitors will also be without a host of players as Alexis Sanchez and Victor Lindelof are definitively ruled out.

Chris Smalling, Diego Dalot, Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian are all big doubts for the fixture.

Liverpool vs Man United kicks off at 4pm on Sunday and you can keep up with all the latest action via LFC Globe's live match-day coverage.

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