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Three Reds players Possible injury return for Jürgen Klopp ahead of Chelsea cup finalInjuries have continued to plague Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp in the lead-up to this weekend’s Carabao Cup final. In what could be Klopp’s last season in charge, the Reds face Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday, and they’ll be looking to win their first of maybe four championships.

Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones were injured in the first half of Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Brentford, and Darwin Núñez was substituted at halftime after having scored the first goal. There is concern that Jones and Jota may be out for lengthy periods of time, but Klopp later disclosed that the Uruguayan’s removal was a precautionary measure.Klopp stated during his post-match press conference from Brentford that Curtis had a knock to the lower area of his shin, or above the ankle. It will be observed what that implies. Because Curtis would have played through anything, his inability to do so suggests that something is wrong. Diogo is the most unattractive; I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve heard the images weren’t very good either, so we’ll have to see for ourselves.In Klopp’s absence, along with a number of other injury absentees, Liverpool will face Luton at Anfield on Wednesday night before to the journey to Wembley. Thiago Alcântara, Stefan Bajčetić, and Joël Matip are also unavailable due to injuries, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is presently out with a knee issue.

 

It is highly doubtful that Alisson will be available to play midweek after suffering a muscular injury that prevented him from traveling to Brentford. In that victory, Caoimhín Kelleher served as a substitute and is expected to do so once again. Even though Alisson might be ready for Sunday’s match against Chelsea, Klopp has already hinted that his current understudy will start.Somewhere else, Dominik Szboszlai might be in for some better news soon. The Hungarian midfielder has been out since the beginning of the year with a hamstring injury, which he recently made worse while making a comeback to activity. “I am not sure Dom has a chance to play, maybe,” the Liverpool manager revealed last week, but he did acknowledge that Szboszlai will return “around the time” of the final.

 

Liverpool will be without a midfielder if Jones is ruled out. Ryan Gravenberch and Alexis Mac Allister appear to be set to face Luton in midweek, while the timing of Wataru Endō’s return from the Asia Cup couldn’t be better.In order to give Núñez the best opportunity of being healthy to play against Chelsea on Sunday, Klopp is unlikely to risk him on Wednesday night. The manager of Liverpool made the following statement following their victory over the weekend: “Darwin, we took off because he felt really a little but that was obviously enough to immediately push the brake and that’s what we did.”

 

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