May 21, 2024

 

Jurgen Klopp provides Dominik Szoboszlai injury update after missing Liverpool friendly

Liverpool were held by Greuther Furth in their latest pre-season friendly, but were without Dominik Szoboszlai after the summer signing picked up an ankle injury in training.

Dominik Szoboszlai of Liverpool during a training session on July 21, 2023 in UNSPECIFIED, Germany. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Dominik Szoboszlai missed out on Liverpool’s recent pre-season friendly

By Ben Husband.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Dominik Szoboszlai missed Liverpool’s latest pre-season friendly as a precaution.

The Reds are continuing their preparations in Germany and on Monday faced off against second division side Greuther Furth. However, they were without Szoboszlai, who signed for £60 million from RB Leipzig.

Speaking ahead of the game, Klopp suggested that his ankle issue was only minor and that had the game been a competitive one, he would have likely featured. “He rolled his ankle slightly in training, really nothing. Everybody is super-positive about it, himself first,” the Liverpool boss explained.

“If we would have today a Premier League game or whatever, he could play. So, we don’t take a risk and we will see what we will do with the Leicester game after travel [and] stuff like this. But for the Bayern game he will be ready, definitely.”

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With Szoboszlai looking on, his new team-mates were involved in an eight-goal thriller, drawing 4-4 thanks to a late Mohamed Salah goal. Luis Diaz, fresh from links with a move to Saudi Arabia, opened the scoring, before the German side equalised in the 47th minute.

Darwin Nunez then scored a quick-fire brace, before Greuther fired back to lead 4-3 heading into the closing stages. However, a late Salah goal in the final minute of the 90 ensured the spoils were shared and their unbeaten summer schedule continued.

Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were not involved as the two midfielders close in on their own transfers to Saudi clubs. Henderson is understood to have completed his medical ahead of a move to Steven Gerrard’s Al Ettifaq, while the deal for Fabinho to join Al-Ittihad is similarly advanced.

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