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Liverpool team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Newcastle United



Liverpool team news: Injury, banned against Newcastle United

Liverpool will be aiming to build on their timely win in the Merseyside derby when they return to Premier League duty at Newcastle United on Saturday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s men secured a long-awaited 2023 Premier League win over bitter rivals Everton on Monday night, where goals from Cody Gakpo and Mohamed Salah did the damage in a 2-0 victory.

The Reds remain mid-table in ninth place but with late games against Fulham and Brentford – who could overtake them given the right circumstances – Europe’s attack is still alive and well.

Here, Sports Mole sums up the latest injury and suspension news for Liverpool ahead of their clash with the Magpies, who drew 1-1 with Bournemouth at the weekend.

Luigi Daiz

Status: deactivated
Injury type: knee
Possible return date: 15 March (against Real Madrid)

After suffering an unfortunate setback while recovering from a knee problem during the World Cup break, Luis Diaz is expected to be out of contention for next month.


Status: great doubt
Type of injury: femur
Possible return date: 18 February (vs Newcastle United)

Arthur is back in training after thigh surgery as he finally bids for his first Premier League appearance for Liverpool, which will go very well at St James’ Park, but will still have to pass an overdue fitness test.


Status: deactivated
Type of injury: hamstring
Possible return date: February 21st (vs. Real Madrid)

Ibrahima Konate suffered a hamstring injury during January’s FA Cup defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion which saw a three-week rehabilitation period, so there’s a chance he could make his comeback in the clash of Next week’s Champions League with Real Madrid.

Thiago Alcantara

Status: great doubt
Type of injury: hip
Possible return date: 15 March (against Real Madrid)

Thiago Alcantara was absent from training for the Merseyside derby and it was later revealed that the Spaniard had picked up a moderate hip injury which will sideline him for several weeks.


Liverpool have not suspended any players for this match.