Injury updates for Liverpool vs Brentford ahead of the Premier League match at Anfield
Liverpool return to action on Saturday (17.30 BST) when they host Brentford at Anfield.
The Reds are preparing for their fifth match in 15 days, but confidence is once again high.
After struggling for much of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s team has finally found their groove and won five straight games. The 1-0 win over Fulham was not the most spectacular of displays, but Liverpool haven’t won enough in this manner this season.
The victory kept the Reds’ faint hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four alive, but Klopp knows it will be a tall order. The priority is Europa League qualification, though Kopites can still fantasize about the impossible.
Brentford have punched above their weight in their second season in the Premier League and will still be hoping to qualify for the Europa Conference League next season. In the reverse fixture in January, the Bees earned a well-deserved 3-1 victory over Liverpool.
Here’s an early look at the team news for both teams ahead of the match.
1. Injury updates for Liverpool vs Brentford ahead of the Premier League match at Anfield.
2. Roberto Firmino – uncertainty
The Liverpool striker had not returned to team training earlier this week after missing the previous four games.
3. Naby Keita – uncertainty
Liverpool has not played since returning from Guinea duty in March. He also hadn’t returned to team training earlier this week.
Thiago Alcantara is out.
He had hip surgery and will not be able to play again this season.