All four Liverpool players set to miss Premier League opener – and four more doubtful


Liverpool begin their 2022-23 Premier League season with a trip to Fulham.

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The icing on the cake is that he claimed the Community Shield for the first time as Anfield boss.

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Manchester City were put to the test with a 3-1 victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

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Darwin Nunez got off to a good start to his career at the Reds after replacing Sadio Mane, while Mo Salah’s future was resolved after signing a new three-year contract.

And plenty of youngsters – including new boy Fabio Carvalho – impressed.

The one aspect that will bother Klopp, however, is the number of injuries Liverpool have suffered.

As the 2022-23 Premier League season begins with a trip to Fulham, the Reds have some concerns.

Klopp hopes Alisson Becker will be fit to play. The No.1 keeper had a problem during Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Asia and only made one friendly outing.

Assistant stopper Caoimhin Kelleher has already been ruled out of the Fulham clash.

He suffered from a recurring problem which he first experienced while on duty in the Republic of Ireland in June and did not make any pre-season outings.

The absences of Alisson and Kelleher meant Adrian played in the Community Shield final.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should continue to be on the treatment table for a substantial period.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injured. Photo: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace during the Reds’ pre-season tour of Asia.

Klopp admitted the Oxlade-Chamberlain setback was ‘serious’.

Diogo Jota also cured a similar issue. The striker first felt his problem while playing for Portugal in June and only featured in the Reds’ first pre-season game – a 4-0 loss to Manchester United.

Jota was left at home for Liverpool’s training camp in Austria.

Meanwhile, Kostas Tsimikas was out for the friendly loss to Red Bull Salzburg, the Community Shield and a 3-0 loss to Strasbourg at Anfield on Sunday.

He received a blow during training in Austria.

To add to Klopp’s concerns, Ibrahima Konaté limped off in the second half against Strasbourg.

Naby Keita was a surprise absentee but was ill.

But Klopp was ambiguous about the Curtis Jones issue who ruled him out of the Strasbourg game when he was due to start.

Moreover, Calvin Ramsay is still awaiting his debut after signing from Aberdeen in the summer.

Liverpool are managing the right-back cautiously so he doesn’t have any more problems down the line.


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