Liverpool’s 2020/21 Premier League season got off to the perfect start with the thrilling 4-3 win over Leeds United on Saturday.
A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a first half header from Virgil van Dijk was enough for the three points against Marcelo Bielsa’s impressive side.
But Jurgen Klopp will know his team must improve, especially defensively, for the trip to Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Several of Liverpool’s players missed the game against Leeds, so what is the latest injury news ahead of the clash against Chelsea this weekend?
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Liverpool’s new signing Kostas Tsimikas was left out of the squad to face Leeds, after missing Greece’s international break opener against Slovenia due to illness the week before.
Speaking before the Leeds game, Klopp had said that the defender was in contention, so there is a strong possibility the Greek left-back could play some part against Chelsea.
“Not finally decided yet,” he said last week.
“They are all in training pretty much, all of them. So we will make late decisions about that, but it looks rather promising than not.
“But we have in the moment a lot of players available, here in training. They all came back now, so not all of them will be involved even if they could be involved, that’s the situation.”
Shaqiri also missed out against Leeds after recovering from a slight muscular injury, but Klopp’s admission that the Swiss international is back in training means the midfielder could be back for Sunday’s clash against Chelsea.
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