Liverpool deliver fresh injury update as £35m star a doubt to face Newcastle United - six ruled out

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. )Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. )Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. )Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) | Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Liverpool will be without some key players for the Premier League clash against Newcastle United.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has issued an injury update ahead of the New Year's Day clash at home to Newcastle United (kick-off 8pm).

The Reds sit top of the Premier League table, 13 points ahead of their visitors, who have fallen to ninth after losing back-to-back games against relegation-threatened Luton Town and Nottingham Forest.

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Injuries have been a major factor in United's dip in form as they visit Anfield without nine senior players. But Liverpool also have their fair share of injury problems.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. )Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. )Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. )Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images) | Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Andy Robertson is among the players to remain sidelined with a dislocated shoulder, while Alexis Mac Allister is a doubt against Newcastle.

"Robbo still needs more range in his shoulder," said Jurgen Klopp. "Still not even close to team training. He can do a lot, everything without using the arm properly, but there is a long way to go. For sure, I think the full January, he will have to get closer and closer.

"Macca, we will see what he can do today. We will see. 

Ruled out for Liverpool are Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas, who both suffered lengthy injuries this month, as are Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic and Ben Doak.

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Klopp added: “I think at one point Thiago will be in team training (in January). With Stefan, if you ask Stefan how he feels and if he could train, good and yes he could, but we have to be sensible. It is because he is growing. We have to be careful.

“He could train today fully and maybe tomorrow as well but then not for five weeks. It’s a medical decision. It’s not a decision by the boy or me, and that makes it so annoying for the boy."

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