Your Liverpool Football Club morning digest, as we bring you team news from the Liverpool and Arsenal camps ahead of Sunday’s big Premier League match at Anfield
Welcome to your Liverpool Football Club morning digest for Saturday, April 8, as we bring you team news from the Liverpool and Arsenal camps ahead of Sunday’s big Premier League match at Anfield.
As Liverpool receives an injury boost, Jurgen Klopp confirms Luis Diaz’s return date.
Despite returning to team training this week, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Luis Diaz is unlikely to play against Arsenal.
Because of a knee injury, the Colombian has not played for six months, since the Reds’ 3-2 win over the Emirates in October. On Thursday, he was seen returning to team training.
Despite Diaz’s return to team training, Klopp has stated that the Reds’ trip to Leeds United is a more likely return date for the former FC Porto man.
While Diaz is unlikely to play against Arsenal, Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk are a different story. The Spaniard hasn’t played in two months due to a hip injury, while the Dutchman was unable to travel to Chelsea on Tuesday due to illness.
Klopp confirmed the pair will play against Arsenal after both participated in team training.
Mikel Arteta updates Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal forward becomes ill ahead of the match against Liverpool.
Bukayo Saka will play against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon at Anfield, according to Mikel Arteta.
Jurgen Klopp’s side host the Gunners in a crucial match for both sides, with Arsenal aiming to retain their Premier League title and the Reds hoping to keep their slim top-four hopes alive.
Saka was left on the bench for Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Leeds United last Saturday before being introduced on the hour mark, with Arteta explaining why he wasn’t named to the starting eleven before kickoff. “He wasn’t able to train yesterday because he wasn’t feeling well, but today he feels a little better, so we’ve put Gabby [Jesus] in,” he explained.” Saka was thrown into the action shortly after the hour mark and finished the game without incident.”