Injury update: Liverpool defender to return after the international break

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Dejan Lovren may not return to first-team action until after the international break. The Croatia international has not featured for the Reds this term after making complaints regarding a pelvic problem, which has hampered him since the backend of the previous season.

In a report covered by the Reds’ official website, Klopp confirmed the centre-back would certainly miss the upcoming league games versus Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City and a return could be on the cards following the first international break of the campaign.

Aside from Lovren, Joel Matip also sustained a calf problem during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States but the Cameroonian has been able to recover from the issue to make the substitutes’ bench for the recent triumph over Crystal Palace.

Klopp’s side have begun their Premier League campaign in a strong fashion with back-to-back victories over West Ham United and Crystal Palace and during this period, they have managed to restrict the opposition from scoring.

With the recent central defensive crisis, Klopp has been able to find a solution with youngster Joe Gomez slotting alongside Virgil van Dijk and the Germany may not consider any changes so long as the former, in particular, continues to keep the opposition at bay.

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