Liverpool pair Alexander-Arnold and Thiago ruled out of Manchester City clash
Jürgen Klopp does not expect Trent Alexander-Arnold or Thiago Alcantara to be available for Liverpool until after the international break.
Liverpool will be without Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcântara for Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City. Full-back Alexander-Arnold sat out the 5-1 Champions League win at Porto on Tuesday due to a muscle problem, while Thiago has missed the Reds' previous three games with a calf injury.
Manager Jürgen Klopp does not expect either to be available until after the international break. Speaking to the club's website on Thursday, he said: "No 'news' means they are doing well but they won't have enough time for being back against City, but I expect them both to be back after the international break. But we have a good team so we still have solutions and we have to use them and yeah, after the international break the boys will be back I think."
City won 1-4 at Anfield last season to end a 17-game run without an away league win over Klopp's men. Liverpool, who are on a 16-game unbeaten run in league football, will be hoping to avoid suffering back-to-back defeats to City for the first time since 1937.
Reds at the summit
The Reds go into the latest round of matches at the top of the table, one point ahead of a five-team chasing pack that includes City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Everton and Brighton and Hove Albion.