Liverpool will miss the services of Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita for the weekend's tie against Brentford.
Alcantara missed Liverpool's clash with Norwich on Tuesday due to a calf issue he sustained over the weekend against Crystal Palace. However, head coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed the Spaniard has resumed training but will be available for selection after the upcoming international break.
Keita will also miss the Brentford game this weekend due to a foot injury that he picked up during the League Cup win over Norwich. The midfielder will continue to be assessed but could also miss the Champions League clash with Porto.
"It’s not 100 percent clear when Thiago will be back. It’s a muscle in the calf issue, so after the international break probably – I don’t think there’s anything earlier possible. We will have to see," Klopp said.
"[It’s] nothing really serious [on Keita], but it keeps him out of the next game for sure – and maybe a little bit longer, we have to see. It’s nothing serious but it’s obviously painful and we have to see how we can deal with it. Of course, it’s not cool when players have had a good pre-season, could play a lot of games and now are out. That happens throughout a season and hopefully when they come back then that’s it and they can play the rest of the season, that would be extremely helpful."
Liverpool travel to Brentford this weekend sitting level on points with Chelsea and Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table so they’ll be looking to maintain the pressure on their rivals with a win over the Bees.
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