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    Friday, 23 October 2020

    Preview: Liverpool v Sheffield United | Reds handed injury boost with Alisson and Thiago Alcantara primed to return

    Liverpool could be boosted by the return of Alisson and Thiago Alcantara to face Sheffield United on Saturday

    Preview - Liverpool vs Sheffield United on Sky Sports.

    The defending champions host Sheffield United at Anfield two days after returning from Netherlands where they won 1-0 against Ajax in the Champions League Group D opener.

    Liverpool news

    Liverpool have been without first-choice goalie Alisson for four weeks but could welcome the Brazilian back this weekend.

    The Brazilian goalkeeper was out of action with a shoulder injury sustained in training.

    Jurgen Klopp has also refused to rule out Thiago for the Saturday showdown at Anfield.

    “I don't know. We have training after the press conference, so we will see who is out there. You can only be in contention if you are in training,” Klopp said when quizzed on the condition of Alisson and Thiago Alcantara.


    "Look, in my situation, I don't want to rule anybody out until someone tells me and so far, nobody told me. Maybe I should have listened better!"

    However the Liverpool boss is set to be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kostas Tsimikas and not  to mention Virgil van Dijk, who his long-term status still unclear after last week’s knee injury following Jordan Pickford’s challenge in the Merseyside derby.

    "I can understand people are interested in Virgil,” Klopp said. "He is OK, it doesn't make sense we give a schedule every day. Surgery will happen at the appropriate time.

    "We don't even want to know to be honest. Recovery will take time that is clear. All people are different.

    "It won't make sense to say (when he's back). Everyone copes differently so there is no need for it."

    Liverpool form: WWWLD.

    Suspended players: None.

    Sheffield United news

    Rhian Brewster could be in line for his first appearance against his former side, after sealing a record move for the blades in the summer transfer window.

    Injured players for the Blades: Injured Fleck (back, Dec), Mousset (toe, Dec), Moore (finger, unknown), O’Connell (knee, unknown).

    Sheffield  United Form: LLLLD.

    Suspended Players: None.

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