Jürgen Klopp could make five changes, with Liverpool’s left back cleared to play against Fulham

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When Liverpool plays Fulham in the League Cup semi-final. They may be able to use one or more of their returning players. With the final just a few days away and an 11-day break before the next match, Jürgen Klopp will undoubtedly exert every effort. But it will also be necessary to account for the short turnaround following the tough victory over Arsenal.

The return of Virgil van Dijk would be a significant advantage. To paraphrase Klopp, the Dutchman did not appear well before the FA Cup match because of an injury. Liverpool will be hoping he can make a comeback here. And Pep Lijnders is expected to provide an update during his press conference soon.

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It doesn’t seem likely that the injured group will see many changes in time for this match. As of now, there is no indication that any of the long-term absentees will be returning anytime soon. Andy Robertson’s prognosis at the last update was a return by the end of the month. While Stefan Bajčetić has no timeline specified. Thiago is undoubtedly having a “very good moment,” according to Klopp. But Liverpool is obviously handling things as carefully as they can.

When Kostas Tsimikas shared a picture of himself participating in some training on the internet, it surprised some people. Even though he was seen running outside and, in the gym, it’s still unlikely that he will be back in time for Fulham’s match.

One left-back, who was not eligible for the FA Cup match, has been cleared to play, though. Because of his two yellow cards from the Scottish League Cup in July, which resulted in a carried-over suspension, Owen Beck was not able to assist right away when Liverpool recalled him early this month in response to Robertson and Tsimikas’ injuries.

Joe Gomez filled in once more as a result, giving Klopp the opportunity to rest him at this point. This has been a long and intense run in the side for a player who has had so many injury issues.

Mohamed Salah is clearly still absent in the top photo, as his AFCON campaign hasn’t even officially started yet. Darwin Núñez will be hoping desperately that Luis Díaz, who was among those who stepped up in his absence, does the same. However, Klopp does not guarantee a start because he still has four outstanding attackers at his disposal.

Possible Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Beck; Mac Allister, Jones, Gravenberch; Díaz, Jota, Gakpo.

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