Liverpool Vs Arsenal Team News: Alisson And Naby Keita Still Out While Nicolas Pepe Could Start
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Liverpool Vs Arsenal Team News: Alisson And Naby Keita Still Out While Nicolas Pepe Could Start

Liverpool will still be without Alisson and Naby Keita for the visit of Arsenal this weekend.

The Brazilian goalkeeper (calf) and Guinea midfielder (muscle strain) will not make it back from injury in time for clash at Anfield.

Alisson injured his calf in Liverpool’s opening-day win over Norwich on August 9 and Jurgen Klopp is unsure on when he’ll return.

The Reds boss said: “He looks good, he is in good shape, a good mood, but it will take time, I don’t know [how long] exactly. [There is] no date in my mind and nobody told me a date, we didn’t ask, we want to give him the time he needs, but it looks good.

“In the beginning he was on crutches, which is normal with the injury he had. They are not there anymore, so he walks normally and he can really train completely differently now to a week ago.

“I think from now on it will go quick, but how quick I don’t know.”

Keita, meanwhile, remains sidelined for a longer period and may not feature until after the international break in mid-September.

Klopp said: “‘Long-term’ doesn’t mean six months, it means a couple of weeks.

“So no, no real news. He’s still doing well but not close enough for this weekend.”

Nicolas Pepe, meanwhile, could make his full debut for Arsenal in the clash at Anfield.

The £72million new signing was limited to substitute appearances against Newcastle and Burnley since his move from Lille.

Sunni Upal

Sunni Upal is editor at SPORTbible

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