Gonçalo Inácio transfer confirmed, double injury return - Ideal January for Liverpool outlined


As Liverpool begins 2024 at the top of the Premier League, fans will no doubt be dreaming of a potential title push. The next few weeks could be crucial for the Reds' hopes.

It is set to be a hugely important few weeks with the transfer window now open, and the Reds in action across three different competitions in January. All four trophies, for now at least, are there for the taking; the task for the Reds is to ensure that remains the case at the end of January.

By then, two more Premier League matches will have been played, with Chelsea set to visit Anfield before the month is out. There's also a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final against Fulham for a place at Wembley, while a trip to Arsenal is up next in the FA Cup, where a win would set up a fourth-round tie four weeks later.

That means that the next few weeks will determine just what Liverpool can aim for this season. A quadruple (of sorts) could be on the table, or the Reds could have fallen behind on all fronts. Klopp and his squad will be hoping it's the former, but what would the perfect run in January look like? Liverpool.com has taken a look.

It would be a major boost to Liverpool to have just one or two key players back from injury. Fortunately, there should be some familiar faces returning to training soon.

Alexis Mac Allister's return to the squad against Newcastle was certainly a boost, but Liverpool is still without Andy Robertson, Thiago Alcântara, Stefan Bajčetić, Kostas Tsimikas and Joël Matip.

Matip's season looks to be over, while Tsimikas is likely out for a lengthy spell after breaking his collarbone. Robertson and Thiago though will hopefully be back in training this month, with Klopp delivering a promising outlook for the latter in particular.

"I think Thiago will be at one point [in January] in team training," Klopp said last week. "Thiago is in a very good moment as well but we just have to make sure we don’t use him then too early. The hip thing in and around that area is just a long-term thing as well.

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