Mixed news for Liverpool ahead of Burnley: Midfield duo miss training, but Joe Gomez returns
The latest training session held by Liverpool on Thursday afternoon has given rise to a number of noteworthy takeaways on the personnel front.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are of course in the process of ramping up preparations for the weekend.
The Reds are set to play host to Burnley, in the respective clubs’ 2nd Premier League fixture of the new campaign.
Liverpool’s opener last weekend saw the Merseyside giants make short work of newly promoted Norwich City, with star man Mohamed Salah having played a part in all three goals en route to a 3-0 final scoreline.
THERE IT IS! ☄️
The ball fell to Mo Salah at the edge of the area…
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As such, it goes without saying that all on the red half of Merseyside will no doubt be keen for their side to make it two wins from two to start out the season this weekend.
Sean Dyche’s Burnley, though, will have other ideas, with the Clarets desperate to avoid a 2nd successive defeat in 2021/22, after being put to the sword by Brighton last time out.
Despite heading into the action as overwhelming favourites to bag all three points, Jurgen Klopp will therefore be hopeful of having as many of his key performers available as possible on Saturday afternoon.
And, as outlined above, on Thursday, an insight into the latest personnel news stemming from Kirkby has been forthcoming.
The info comes courtesy of Ian Doyle of The Liverpool Echo, who first confirmed that a pair of midfielders – in the form of James Milner and Fabinho – played no part in Reds training this morning.
Significantly, though, it is added that ‘their absence is of no major concern to Liverpool’.
Next up came an update on fellow midfield duo Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson. And, in altogether more positive news, after playing no part versus Norwich, both the Spaniard and Englishman are understood to have come through unscathed on Thursday.
The same can also be said for Joe Gomez, who, on the back of a conspicuous absence from training earlier in the week, returned ‘without any issues’.
#LFC were training today – well, most of the players were 🔴https://t.co/5raoemab2i
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) August 19, 2021
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