Jurgen Klopp watched his side produce a stellar display against Rangers in their 2-0 win in the Champions League in midweek. But the Liverpool boss knows that Arsenal will prove to be a tougher test and, with four players still missing through injury, he will have to manage his squad carefully to avoid risking any further absentees ahead of the crunch clash in north London.

The Reds are currently 11 points adrift of the league leaders after eight games played and a defeat at the Emirates Stadium would cast serious doubt over the Merseyside club’s title ambitions. Klopp will know he may have to do it the hard way with four key squad members still out, although he has been boosted by the return of defensive duo Ibrahima Konate and Calvin Ramsay, while Caoimhin Kelleher has returned to training.

We look at which players are still ruled out for the Reds ahead of the game on Sunday.

Andy Robertson

The Liverpool head coach will be hoping to have left-back Andy Robertson back to full fitness in the near future after he sustained a knee injury in the 4-1 defeat against Napoli. Klopp’s last update on September 30 provided a positive sign that Robertson would be returning to fitness soon, although it remains to be seen whether he will be back in time for the Arsenal clash.

Naby Keita

Keita is yet to make a single appearance for Liverpool this season since picking up a long-term thigh injury after making a brief cameo in the Community Shield victory over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield back in July.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

A player who has been dogged by injuries over the years, the former England international suffered a serious hamstring injury in pre-season back in July during a friendly against Crystal Palace.

Curtis Jones

Klopp has also been left without the useful and versatile Jones, who perhaps returned to action too quickly after finding himself back on the injury table just weeks after coming back to action.




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