Liverpool injury news: Latest updates & return dates on Alisson, Diogo Jota & more

Liverpool end November with the visit of LASK in the Europa, where they should confirm their place in the Europa League knockouts.

Domestically, the Reds have managed not to lose ground on the champions at the top end of the Premier League table, after a well-earned draw at Manchester City, and are just two points off leaders Arsenal.

However, Jurgen Klopp's side have taken something of a battering in recent weeks as we approach the jam-packed festive schedule, when strength in depth will be absolutely paramount.

Both Alisson and Diogo Jota picked up knocks in the clash at the Etihad, while Andy Robertson, Thiago and Stefan Bajcetic remain longer-term absentees.

Here's a look at Liverpool's injured stars and when they could return.

Liverpool's number one had hearts racing when he appeared to pick up a hamstring issue late on in the draw against City. While the 32-year-old still managed to complete the game, his fitness remains in doubt.

Speaking after the game, Klopp said: "I hope it’s not that serious, but I don’t have the answer – no clue in the moment what it is. I spoke to him and he said he only felt [it] a little bit, but we have to wait for the scan."

Currently, we're all still waiting for the results, with Caoimhin Kelleher set to deputise against LASK regardless.

Alisson started the early Saturday kick-off in Manchester despite playing for Brazil in the defeat to Argentina in the early hours of Wednesday morning, bringing into sharp focus once again the excessive strain on elite footballers' playing schedules.

Expected return: Unknown 

The other casualty of the City game, Jota was subbed early in the second half, with an apparent muscle strain.

Speaking after the match, Klopp admitted he was in the dark over the severity of the Portuguese forward's issue, saying "We have to assess and then we will see."

Jota is the Reds' second-top scorer so far this season with eight goals in all competitions.

The Scotsman underwent surgery after dislocating his shoulder during the October international break and is expected to be sidelined for a significant period of time as he recovers.

The initial timeframe for his injury was three to four months, meaning Robertson won't be available until next year.

Speaking before Scotland's draw with Norway last week, Robertson gave an update on his progress: “Yeah, getting there, slowly but surely. Surgery was a success, which was the main thing, no complications from it.

“So far, so good. I think I’m about three weeks since my surgery now, so everything is progressing well. Just bit by bit, got to take it week by week.

“Everything has gone well up to this point and hopefully that continues and then hopefully before we know it I’ll be back on the grass.”

Expected return: January 2024

Liverpool's 32-year-old Spanish playmaker is yet to step foot on the pitch this season as his slow recovery from hip surgery continues.

The former Bayern Munich star had been expected to return much earlier this season but suffered several setbacks.

"We expect him to be back - and I would say probably the start of the New Year," Klopp revealed recently.

"It’s now already November, so that would mean another four weeks. I would say that’s probably a realistic thing to try and I can’t wait, to be honest, to have him back.

"The player he is is just exceptional. I understand you ask, but it’s nothing where we can have a week by week update because that will not change a lot in this moment."


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