Jurgen Klopp hints two Liverpool players could return from injury in time to face Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp has provided updates on four Liverpool players currently out injured, with two potentially returning in time to face Arsenal on Monday. The Reds thrashed Lincoln to progress to the Carabao Cup on Thursday night.

Klopp made 10 changes from the side which beat Chelsea 2-0, with Virgil van Dijk the only Liverpool player keeping his place.

Injuries to Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Billy Koumetio meant Rhys Williams was given his first start and he impressed at the back.

Fabinho then came on at half-time to replace Van Dijk at the back with the Brazilian potentially having to play in defence more regularly this season.

He put in a solid performance alongside Van Dijk in the win over Chelsea, stemming the threat of Timo Werner and their attacking players.

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His performance has also suggested Liverpool may not end up looking to sign a centre-back to replace Dejan Lovren before the transfer window closes.

Both Matip and Gomez don’t face long spells on the sidelines though and Klopp confirmed the latter could be in contention to play against Arsenal with Koumetio also returning to training.

“I think Joe should be back today in training,” he said.

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“Billy the kid is back in training.

Club captain Jordan Henderson will still have to wait to make his return though while Matip is expected to be out until the international break.

“Hendo not yet, this game is too early,” he added.

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