Liverpool could start Thiago after Henderson ruled out of Arsenal game

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Liverpool could start Thiago after Henderson ruled out of Arsenal game

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will miss Monday’s clash with Arsenal as he has not fully recovered from the knock which forced him off at half-time of Sunday’s win at Chelsea.

The absence of the England midfielder increases the chance of Jurgen Klopp handing a first start for new signing Thiago Alcantara, who was Henderson’s replacement at Stamford Bridge.

“We will see, we will see. We have a few days to train, some boys have to recover from last night (the , so we will see how we set up against Arsenal,” said Reds boss Klopp when asked about the Spain international’s ability to start after only 45 minutes game time.



“I have an idea, but why should I make the decision today when we have time until Monday? But he is in contention, for sure. Yeah, let’s see.”

Klopp received some good news with Joe Gomez set to return to training, giving the manager the option of restoring his first-choice centre-back partnership at Anfield, having played midfielder Fabinho there last weekend.

He added: “Joe should be back today in training. Billy the Kid (17-year-old centre-back Billy Koumetio) is back in training. Joel (Matip) is not. Hendo is not yet, this game is for sure too early.”

While much of the focus has been on Liverpool’s new arrivals, with Diogo Jota making a second-half debut against Lincoln and set for inclusion in Monday’s Premier League squad, attention is now turning to fringe players who may be offloaded.

Harry Wilson, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, is attracting interest from Burnley while young striker Rhian Brewster, who would normally have been expected to play in the Carabao Cup but was left out at Lincoln, is a target for Sheffield United.

Klopp, however, would not be drawn on any departures.

“It should not surprise you transfers or these kind of things we don’t really speak about,” he said.

“He was not in the squad you can make of it what you want. There is nothing to say about it otherwise we would have to speak about it constantly.”

 



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Chelsea will handle ‘explosive’ Pulisic with care – Lampard

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Chelsea will handle ‘explosive’ Pulisic with care – Lampard

Frank Lampard has insisted Chelsea cannot afford to “overcook” speed king Christian Pulisic this season.

The USA forward fired 11 goals and laid on nine assists in a hugely promising debut Premier League campaign with the Blues last term.

The 22-year-old has taken the number 10 shirt at Stamford Bridge but has missed the start of the new campaign with the hamstring injury he suffered in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.



And now Blues boss Lampard has admitted Chelsea must tread carefully to maximise Pulisic’s talent without exposing him to more muscle-based injuries.

“There is always a concern about players’ fitness when the history says there have been some injuries,” said Lampard.

“Last season we had some with Christian and I was questioned many times on my position on Christian, when he was in or out of the side and he didn’t play.

“Of course, when you look at his recent record you are looking for the right balance to get the best out of him, which you saw in big periods last year. And you’re looking to make sure you don’t overcook him and leave him susceptible to injury.

“Particularly when a player has his explosive power and balance, that’s a fine line. We are working on that and Christian is very open to that.

“He wants to play, he is so hungry to play and he is nearly fit now, but it is certainly something we are going to have to manage this season.

“We have all seen the talent. It’s something we want to get right.

“I am not saying it’s a fundamental, chronic type of an issue. It’s not. But we want to get as many minutes as we can out of the really great Christian that we saw lots of last season on the pitch.

“Christian isn’t ready for West Brom and neither is Hakim Ziyech, but they are both training with us now which is good news. We hope to have them with us in proper match contention over the next week or two.”

 

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New recruits Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell made accomplished debuts as Chelsea overwhelmed Barnsley 6-0 in Wednesday’s League Cup third-round victory at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard believes both are fit enough for Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Brom, but will balance that with matches against Tottenham and Crystal Palace ahead next week.

“I believe they are fit enough to start,” said Lampard, of Silva and Chilwell.

“But I also have to take into consideration the fact that we play another game with quite a tight turnaround on Tuesday, and then another on Saturday, and then some players might play three games for their countries so I am managing that one.

“They came through the game on Wednesday and I think Thiago had 60 minutes in the tank, so that was good to see.

“With Ben I might be a little bit more cautious, because his injury has been quite a challenging one.

“I will make the calls but they are in a good place at the moment.”

 



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