Liverpool duo will miss the FIFA Club World Cup due to an injury
Merseyside club have confirmed the squad that will represent the club in the FIFA Club World Cup in a fortnight with the German manager taking all of his big names. Reds face a gruelling fixture schedule in winter as they could play up to nine times across several tournaments as they look to stay in the hunt for notable titles this campaign.
In turn, Jurgen will be desperate to have as close to a fully-fit team at his disposal as possible in the coming weeks, while he will have to manage who makes the trip to Qatar carefully.
As confirmed in the Reds official statement and as seen in the list below, 23 footballers have been named in the squad that will feature in the Club World Cup, and all the expected footballers have been included.
There are two key absentees though with neither Joel Matip nor Fabinho included as they are currently sidelined by injury, while the Reds add that footballers can be replaced up to 24 hours before kickoff if they suffer any further setbacks between now and December 18.
Interestingly though several Liverpool’s top youngsters will also make the trip, and so it will be intriguing to see what line-up they put out with Aston Villa in their League Cup quarter-final clash at Villa Park on December 17, a day before their semi-final clash in the CWC.
It looks as though German tactician has certainly prioritised it over the League Cup, and time will tell if those left behind can step up and somehow see off Villans to advance.