Southampton Injury News For The Trip To Liverpool
Thursday, 25th Nov 2021 14:00
Saints were missing 4 players for the trip to Norwich City last weekend, but it is hoped all of them will be back in the squad when the team travel to Liverpool this weekend, read on for more details.
At Carrow Road last Saturday Saints were missing Nathan Redmond, Stuart Armstrong , and Moussa Djenepo , it is believed that Redmond missed the game due to the birth of a child, Djenepo also had personal reasons and Stuart Armstrong's calf problem that saw him miss the first part of the season reared up again, also out was longer term injury victim Jack Stephens.
However it seems all are back in the fold after their enforced breaks and could feature in the squad on Saturday at Anfield.
It will be a boost to Ralph Hasenhuttl and hopefully give him a strong bench to pick from and thus offer options.
The Austrian had this to say :
"Jack Stephens is back in training. I am not sure if he is ready for the weekend but it's good.
"It's going to be tough for him to play, I like to give him a little bit longer. We have been easing him into it."
He continued: "Stuart is out, calf injury again. Moussa is back with us, Reddy also."
That looks like at least two will be back in contention and perhaps a third in Armstrong knowing Ralph's penchant for muddying the waters for the opposition.
With regard to Jack Stephens the manager is right, it is too soon yet for him to be ready for such a tough game and we have options in the centre of defence, Stephens may have dropped down the pecking order in recent weeks since being injured, but there will be chances as the winter sets in and injuries and suspensions start to add up.
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