This is Anfield remembers when visitors to the Reds infirmary should return to duty.
Quivin Kelleher dropped out with a groin injury at the beginning of pre-season, Jurgen Klopp explained this by the fact that the goalkeeper was injured in the location of the Irish national team. There, however, they did not agree with the accusation from the mentor of the Merseysiders and said that Kelleher left the national team at the end of last season absolutely healthy.
Be that as it may, the absence of the second number of the Reds dragged on for a long time, he started training in the open air only in September. Soon Kelleher should return to duty, it is expected that this will happen in early October.
In the last friendly match of the pre-season against Strasbourg Ibrahim Konate injured his knee and was out for two long months. Recently, the defender, who completed a rehabilitation course in Liverpool and his native France, has started training, so it is quite possible that he will be back in action against Brighton on October 1.
He also ended up in the infirmary with a knee injury and Andy Robertson. The Scot suffered an injury against Napoli in early September and missed international matches, among other things. With Ireland and Ukraine, Scotland played without him, but after the international break, Robertson should be ready.
In any case, this position was held by Jurgen Klopp, who announced this two weeks ago. Whether this means that Robertson will be able to take part in the match with Brighton is still unknown.
Joined Liverpool last summer Calvin Ramsey for a long time could not settle his health problems. Back in late August, Klopp said the Scot was “closer and closer” to a return to action, and in September he was already spotted at the Reds’ training ground in Kirkby.
Probably in October Ramsey will get his chance in the first team, unless, of course, he ends up in the infirmary again. Naby Keita missed over a month with a thigh injury sustained in the closing days of the summer transfer window.
Having received a call to the Guinea national team for the September matches, the midfielder, of course, did not go anywhere and remained in Liverpool, where he is currently undergoing a rehabilitation process. The expected return of the Reds’ No. 8 is scheduled for November, so it won’t surprise anyone if he doesn’t play a minute before the start of the World Cup in Qatar.
The same can be said about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Englishman has an injury to the muscles of the back of the thigh, he was out of action in mid-July. At best, the midfielder will return in October-November.
Curtis Jones, who experienced a number of specific tibial problems at the start of the season, posted on social media the other day that he would be “coming back soon”. When this “soon” will happen, of course, is unknown, but it cannot be ruled out that Jones will be able to take part in the match with Brighton.
There is no information about sick players in the Liverpool squad.
Currently, there are no suspended players in the Jurgen Klopp team.