Liverpool handed injury boost before Arsenal clash

Liverpool faced off with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday in a tie they were expected to win with relative ease.

However, when all was said and done, Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw, which moved them down to 2nd in the Premier League and one point off Arsenal. But the Reds return to action on Saturday at home to the aforementioned Gunners and can be backed at 11/8 to pick up the win with bet365.

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Liverpool handed big injury boost

Ahead of taking on Arsenal, Liverpool have been handed a big boost on the injury front.

Ryan Gravenberch was forced off in the second half of Sunday’s goalless draw with bitter rivals Manchester United with an apparent hamstring problem.

Jurgen Klopp expressed immediate optimism that the injury was not serious, but said Gravenberch would nevertheless need to undergo a scan to assess the extent of the damage.

However, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final clash with West Ham, Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders confirmed that the 21-year-old was only suffering from fatigue and should return to training at Kirkby on Tuesday: “We thought there was really something, he came off during the game and you saw immediately when he came off what that did to the team as well, he was playing really well.

“Especially against these man-marking sides he plays unbelievable. But he had a scan and it’s only DOMS, which is fatigue, so that’s a really good thing. He will train hopefully today, let’s see where he is. We have to be careful of course because that’s a sign. So that’s a good one.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.