Liverpool star one of five missing for Anfield visit of Sheff Utd

Liverpool will be without midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri again for their home game against Sheffield United.

Shaqiri missed Sunday’s home win against Wolves due to a hamstring strain, which is expected to sideline him for another week.

Reds Boss Jurgen Klopp is still without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho (both ankle), Dejan Lovren (hamstring) and Joel Matip (knee).

Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram is in a race to be fit to face his hometown club.

Lundstram missed Sunday’s defeat at Manchester City due to an ankle injury, but was hoping to return to full training in time to be included in the squad.

Blades boss Chris Wilder has no other new injury worries and will otherwise select from a full-strength squad.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Gomez, Firmino, Lallana, Henderson, Mane, Wijnaldum, Salah, Milner, Keita, Origi, Adrian, Elliott, Williams, Jones.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp is not putting any pressure on Adam Lallana to extend his stay at Anfield, according to reports.

The England international playmaker has only started three matches in the Premier League this season, providing a goal and an assist.

And despite those low numbers, there is still expected to be plenty of interest in Lallana this summer when his contract expires.


The Daily Telegraph claims that Klopp is ‘resigned to losing’ the 31-year-old in the summer, despite wanting him to sign a one-year extension to his current deal.

The report adds that there is ‘no pressure on Lallana to commit’ to Liverpool beyond his current contract and that Klopp ‘understands Lallana is too good to be a back-up player’. Read more…