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Liverpool injury news: When will the Reds’ key players be back for crucial stretch of matches

Liverpool are atop the Premier League table with seven games left to play this season. The Reds are two points above title rivals Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola’s team does have a game in hand.

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Manager Jurgen Klopp continues to have key players sidelined with injury. The Reds are in need of their best players as a crucial stretch of fixtures will see them take on Tottenham and Chelsea in the Premier League following the international break.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are gearing up for the Champions League quarterfinals against FC Porto. 

With players continuing to join the injury list, when will Klopp have his stars back for Liverpool’s upcoming matches?

Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson has been out since turning his ankle in the opening 15 minutes of Liverpool’s Champions League second leg match against Bayern Munich.

Although he attempted to play on, he was noticeably limping and was replaced by Fabinho. Henderson appeared in England’s 5-0 win over the Czech Republic on Friday night.

Henderson is expected back in Liverpool’s team for their next match on March 31st against Tottenham.

Naby Keita

Naby Keita’s first year at Liverpool hasn’t set the world on fire, but there is potential to grow. Keita missed out on Liverpool’s Champions League second leg match against Bayern and against Fulham in the following game.

His injury is unknown, but word from Anfield is Keita will return around March 31st. That doesn’t mean he will be fit to play against Tottenham, however.

Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez’s long-term leg injury derailed his brilliant start to the season. Gomez is a future centre-back partner to Virgil van Dijk, but he is a magnet for injuries.

Liverpool have truly missed Gomez at times this term especially with injuries and suspensions hitting fellow defenders.

Gomez will return to full training next week, but won’t be fit to face Spurs. He should be back in the team following Tottenham’s visit to Anfield.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still on track to return to the first team, according to Klopp. Unfortunately, he only played 40 minutes in an under-23 match in early March.

The midfielder limped off just before halftime. Despite the apparent injury, Liverpool stated it wasn’t related to the knee issue that Oxlade-Chamberlain is returning from.