Every Liverpool player available for West Ham as Jürgen Klopp missing eight stars


The games continue to come thick and fast for Liverpool, with titanic Premier League clashes against Manchester United and Arsenal sandwiching a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with West Ham United at Anfield on Wednesday evening. Jürgen Klopp has some difficult selection dilemmas to resolve.

Logic dictates that a game in the least important of the four competitions in which the Reds are entered is a time to rest some members of the squad. However, with the injury situation at the club seemingly worsening with every game, Klopp’s pool of rotation options continues to diminish.

As is customary ahead of Carabao Cup games, assistant manager Pep Lijnders took the pre-match press conference. He revealed that Ben Doak requires surgery having torn his lateral meniscus, an enormous pity for the youngster who would surely have received opportunities to play next month when Mohamed Salah is away at the Africa Cup of Nations. Doak would likely have been in the squad for the visit of West Ham too.

There was better news regarding Ryan Gravenberch, who was withdrawn early from the match against United on Sunday. “It was only DOMS so he’s fatigued, extra fatigue it means,” Lijnders explained. “So, we have to be careful but I think there is a possibility today that he can train. That’s really, really good news.”

However, Liverpool was already without six players prior to its last match and there remains no strong indication that any of the missing men will be back before the new year at the earliest. This puts the Reds’ depleted squad for Wednesday in sharp contrast to that of West Ham, who (per Premier Injuries) should only be missing Michail Antonio.

Here Liverpool.com brings you the full list of players available to the manager as the Reds look to a earn a spot in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. West Ham was a testing opponent when the teams met in September and it will be once again.

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Caoimhín Kelleher, Adrián.

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konaté, Joe Gomez, Jarell Quansah, Kostas Tsimikas, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luke Chambers, Conor Bradley.

Midfielders: Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endō, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott,

Forwards: Luis Díaz, Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Núñez, Kaide Gordon.

Players who are injured: Thiago Alcântara, Stefan Bajčetić, Ben Doak, Diogo Jota, Alexis Mac Allister, Joël Matip, Andy Robertson.

Players who are doubtful: Ryan Gravenberch.

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