Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai will be absent from upcoming crucial matches against Arsenal and Fulham due to a hamstring injury, as confirmed by manager Juergen Klopp. The Hungarian player's injury, sustained during the win against Newcastle United, rules him out for Sunday's FA Cup clash and the League Cup semi-final first leg.
Klopp expressed uncertainty about Szoboszlai's return, highlighting the absence of Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo, who are set to join their respective national teams for major tournaments. While admitting the challenges posed by their absence, Klopp emphasized the team's adaptability and the need to find solutions in their absence.
Despite missing key players like Salah and potentially Szoboszlai, Klopp maintained optimism about Liverpool's chances. He acknowledged the difficulty of facing Arsenal without key figures but remained confident in the team's ability to secure positive results despite the looming challenges.
When discussing the fixture congestion and the need for squad rotation, Klopp expressed hesitation about making extensive changes. He highlighted the importance of these upcoming games, hinting that while rotation might not be viable, the team would field a competitive lineup to aim for victories in both the FA Cup and League Cup matches.