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Three players ruled out of Everton derby – and six doubtful

Three players ruled out of Everton derby - and six doubtful
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It appears that Liverpool will be without Thiago Alcantara for tonight’s Merseyside derby. The midfielder has suffered a hip injury ahead of the match against Everton at Anfield.

Thiago has been a starter in the last 10 games for the Reds, but was not seen in training earlier in the week.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Thiago has a hip flexor issue, and The Telegraph has reported that he could be out for up to four weeks.

Additionally, Thiago is just one of four key players who are expected to be absent from tonight’s game.

Although Virgil van Dijk has returned to training, it is unlikely that he will play due to a hamstring injury sustained in January.

Defender Ibrahima Konate is still working to recover from a hamstring injury of his own, and Luis Diaz will continue to be absent due to a knee injury sustained in October.

Roberto Firmino (calf) and Arthur Melo (thigh) are back in full training, but it is unclear if they will make the squad.

Calvin Ramsay is reportedly out with a long-term injury, while Fabio Carvalho’s recent absence is due to a minor issue.

On the other hand, young player Ben Doak recently posted on social media that he will be “back soon” after dealing with a minor issue.

Finally, striker Diogo Jota may return to the bench, depending on how he has looked in training.

He has not played since being stretchered off in October during a 1-0 victory against Manchester City.

Fabinho will also be in the squad after missing the last game due to illness.

Sports Evolve

Written by Sports Evolve

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