Report: Liverpool midfielders Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner ‘big doubts’ vs Wolves

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Liverpool will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next Premier League match on Sunday at Anfield.

The Reds were back on the winning track midweek after defeating Ajax 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The victory secured passage to the knockout rounds of the competition, and Liverpool will look to maintain the winning momentum when they take on the Wolves.

The Liverpool side have been very devastated by injuries and once again Jurgen Klopp is expected to be left without a number of key players for this game.

According to Liverpool EchoLiverpool’s midfielders – James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri – are big doubts for this game.

Milner suffered a hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw against Brighton, while Shaqiri suffered a muscle injury during the international break and has not played since.

Naby Keita, who missed Liverpool’s last two games with a hamstring injury he suffered against Leicester, could return to action this weekend. Jordan Henderson impressed against Ajax, but the Liverpool captain was hit on the back and will have his fitness checked.

Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain unavailable, but it won’t be long before they return to full first-team training.

Reds starting goalkeeper Alisson Becker suffered a hamstring injury and will be out for a while. Adrian is usually the backup option for the Reds, but young Caoimhin Kelleher, who was excellent against Ajax, should keep his spot between the sticks.

On defense, Klopp could get a big boost from Trent Alexander-Arnold ‘expected to return’ to training this week. The young right-back is likely to replace Neco Williams if he returns to action.

With so many injured midfielders, one cannot fail to appreciate Gini Wijnaldum’s effort: the Dutchman has played in every game after the international break (he played in every game also with the Netherlands). His energy, tenacity and aptitude is admirable and he definitely deserves an upgraded contract.

Williams has done reasonably well (provided the assist for the Curtis Jones winner against Ajax) in recent games, but Trent’s potential comeback couldn’t have come at a better time.

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