Alisson, Nunez, and Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool injury list & expected return dates ahead of Brighton clash

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All the latest injury news and updates for Liverpool ahead of their Premier League encounter with Brighton.

Liverpool will be looking to use the international break as an opportunity to recover from the sucker punch of their last minute FA Cup quarter final defeat against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. The Reds' hopes of a historic quadruple in Jurgen Klopp's final season at the club were dashed following a 4-3 thriller at Old Trafford, and now their focus lies solely with their Premier and Europa League campaigns.

To that end, Liverpool's next top flight outing comes against Brighton and Hove Albion on March 31st, with the Reds knowing that anything other than a victory on the south coast could cause them to lose ground in the title race.

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But as he continues to struggle with a number of key first team absences, which players will Klopp have available after the break? We've taken a look at Liverpool's latest injury list, as well as any potential return dates where possible, below...

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool have been without Alexander-Arnold for a short while now, but may have to wait until the beginning of April before they see the full-back in action again. According to Klopp himself, the Premier League clash against Manchester United on April 7th could be a realistic target.

Diogo Jota

The Portuguese forward is currently sidelined with a knee problem, but like Alexander-Arnold, could be back in time to face United.

Alisson Becker

Alisson is suffering from a muscular complaint that has opened the door for deputy goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher to impress immensely in recent weeks. The Brazilian is expected to return by mid-April.

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Joel Matip

The centre-back is not expected to play again his season after rupturing his ACL late last year.

Stefan Bajcetic

Bajcectic has been consigned to the treatment room for some time now, but Klopp has spoken promisingly about his upcoming return to the first team fold. The Anfield boss said: He is in a much better place now. He had a long time [out], unfortunately, that's [why] we have to wait a little bit. But he is in his preseason, and I think he will be part of team training after the international break.'

Curtis Jones

Jones is currently working his way back from an ankle problem, but Klopp has specifically name-checked the midfielder as a player who should have a chance of making the match day squad on March 31st.

Ibrahima Konate

Konate just missed out on the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United, but all being well, the defender should be okay to feature against Brighton.

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Darwin Nunez

Nunez was one of a handful of players who picked up knocks during Sunday's loss. Speaking after the game, Klopp said simply: 'Darwin, hamstring, hopefully not bad.'

Luis Diaz

The winger is understood to have sustained some kind of groin strain against Manchester United, but there is no concrete indication as to how serious the issue is at this stage.

Cody Gakpo

Similarly, there is still some doubt over Gakpo's injury status after an apparent twisted ankle during Sunday's clash. The Dutchman will be assessed ahead of Liverpool's trip to the south coast.

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago has been plagued by injuries this season, and there is still no clear indication as to when, or indeed if, he will play for Liverpool again. Certainly, he is not expected back any time soon.

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