Thiago, Carvalho, Henderson: Full Liverpool injury list and potential return dates

Liverpool injury news ahead of their Champions League clash with Napoli.

The Reds are chasing a seventh European Cup after coming awfully close last season.

Jurgen Klopp’s men suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in Paris, with the game marred by the unsavory scenes Kopites experienced outside the stadium.

Liverpool had their share of injuries at the start of the Premier League season and still have lingering problems.

We take a look at the current injury list and potential return date for eight of the Reds’ players.

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara. Photo: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The midfielder has been sidelined since day one of the season after limping off with a hamstring injury on the opening day of the season against Fulham.

Klopp confirmed last week that Thiago was due to return to training yesterday.

The manager said: “Thiago is the closest of all [of them]. I think at the beginning of next week he will be in team training.

Much of that may depend on whether Liverpool deem Thiago fit enough to make an immediate return to the bench.

Napoli (A), Wednesday September 7 or Wolves (H), Saturday September 11.

Fabio Carvalho

Liverpool midfielder Fabio Carvalho. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

The attacking midfielder suffered a knee injury in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

Carvalho fell victim to a late challenge from Everton’s Amadou Onana and was taken off at half-time.

Klopp hoped the swelling around Carvalho’s knee wasn’t too serious.

‘It’s not bad. I think it’s extremely painful, it’s a dead leg on the muscle above the knee, and he couldn’t bend the knee anymore,” Klopp said.

“We have to see how quickly this will settle.”

Napoli (A), Wednesday September 7 or Wolves (H), Saturday September 11.

Ibrahima Konate

Ibou Konate. Photo: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The defender hasn’t been available all season. He suffered a knee problem against Strasbourg in Liverpool’s final friendly of the season.

Klopp has revealed Konate should be back in form when the international break comes later this month.

Klopp said: “During and around the international break he will be back in training.”

Brighton (H), Saturday October 1.

Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson captain of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on August 31, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The Liverpool captain was sent off in last week’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United with a hamstring injury.

Klopp was unsure how long Henderson would be out before the Everton clash.

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“He’s definitely out, he’s injured, but to what extent I don’t know.”

Reports suggest Henderson will not play for Liverpool again before the international break.

Brighton (H), Saturday October 1.

Caoimhin Kelleher

Caoimhin Kellher in Liverpool training. Photo: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The goalkeeper has been ruled out of action since the start of the pre-season.

He suffered a recurrence of a problem he contracted while on duty in the Republic of Ireland in August.

Klopp has confirmed that Kelleher is back in training.

Speaking last week, the boss said: “Caoimh, I only saw him walking outside for normal goalkeeper training.”

Much of that may depend on when Klopp believes Kelleher is ready to replace Alisson Becker, with Adrian currently filling that role.

Calvin Ramsey

Liverpool defender Calvin Ramsay. Photo: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Aberdeen’s summer signing has been unavailable since joining Anfield.

Liverpool have discovered a problem with Ramsay’s back and have been cautious with him given he is still a teenager.

“Calvin is still out but getting closer and closer,” Klopp said last week.

“For him it was something with his back, something to do with age and growth and that sort of thing. He hasn’t trained properly with us, but he’s getting closer.

Naby Keita

Jurgen Klopp talks to Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita. Image: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The midfielder hasn’t made an exit for Liverpool this season.

He has a muscle injury he suffered in training, having previously had an illness.

Moreover, Keita hasn’t been listed in Liverpool’s Champions League squad.

Speaking last week, Klopp said: It’s a muscle injury, Ox is a muscle injury and they’ll be out for a while.”

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain limped off injured in Liverpool’s friendly win over Crystal Palace. Photo: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Oxlade-Chamberlain broke down with a serious hamstring problem in Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace in July.

Klopp has confirmed that the midfielder is not about to return to availability.

Before the derby he said: It’s a muscle injury, Ox is a muscle injury, and they’ll be out for a while.”

Thiago, Carvalho, Henderson: Full Liverpool injury list and potential return dates

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