Liverpool returns to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon as it hosts Fulham at Anfield. After a comfortable 4-0 victory over LASK on Thursday night, the Reds are looking to maintain their winning momentum. However, Jürgen Klopp's side will have to navigate the match without five injured players. Here are the latest updates on Liverpool's injured contingent and their expected return dates.

Alisson Becker, Liverpool's star goalkeeper, is set to miss five matches due to a hamstring injury he sustained during the draw against Manchester City. Although he won't be available for the upcoming games, Klopp expects Alisson to return for the clash against Manchester United on December 17, handing a chance to Caoimhín Kelleher in the meantime.

Diogo Jota, the forward who has been in fine form this season with eight goals, is facing a longer spell on the sidelines. Klopp expressed uncertainty about Jota's return date, indicating that it could be a while before he is back in action. This setback could see Jota sidelined for the rest of the calendar year.

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Andy Robertson, Liverpool's dependable left-back, is still recovering from a shoulder dislocation he suffered in October. Kostas Tsimikas is expected to deputize for Robertson until at least January. Robertson provided an update on his condition during the last international break, stating that his recovery is progressing well and he is taking it week by week. The earliest expected return date for Robertson is January 2023.

Thiago Alcântara, the Spanish midfielder, has been plagued by injuries since joining Liverpool. He has not featured for the Reds since April and was expected to have made a comeback by now. However, Klopp acknowledged that Thiago's recovery has been ongoing and emphasized the need to avoid putting pressure on him. The start of the new year is seen as a realistic target for Thiago's return.

Stefan Bajčetić, a young holding midfielder, has also been dealing with injuries throughout the season. He has only made two appearances across all competitions due to various setbacks. Bajčetić recently opened up about his injury struggles, stating that he is trying to stay positive and use this time to improve mentally and physically. The expected return date for Bajčetić is currently unknown but Liverpool will be very careful not to rush things.

Liverpool's injury woes have presented challenges for Klopp and his team. The absence of key players like Alisson, Jota, Robertson, Thiago and Bajčetić puts additional pressure on the remaining squad members. However, the Reds have shown resilience in the face of adversity in the past and will look to overcome these obstacles as they aim to climb up the Premier League table.

As Liverpool prepares to face Fulham, Klopp will need to rely on the depth of his squad and find suitable replacements for the injured players. This presents an opportunity for other squad members to step up and make their mark. The upcoming matches will test Liverpool's squad depth and resilience, highlighting the importance of a well-rounded team. says: We are entering a crucial period of the season, with Liverpool having a realistic chance of being top of the Premier League on Christmas Day. In that case, it would be in a great position to kick on. But with some key men missing, the upcoming schedule will be a proper test of the depth at Klopp's disposal.


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