Seven Liverpool players who look set to be absent for Real Madrid clash
Liverpool injury news in full ahead of the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid.
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Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Stefan Bajcetic will miss Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid tomorrow.
The midfielder, 18, was absent from today’s open training session but has travelled to the Spanish capital.
Liverpool have to overturn a 5-2 deficit at the Santiago Bernabeu if they’re to pull off an almost impossible task of reaching the quarter-finals of the competition.
But Bajcetic, who has been a stand-out player for the Reds during a breakthrough campaign, will be absent with an adductor injury.
Klopp said at his pre-match press conference: “Stefan, it's a stress response, which is absolutely bad. He doesn't feel a lot, it's only a little bit but he's now out.
“I don't know how long, we just have to let it settle then we'll see when he can come back. Around his adductor.”
Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson has not travelled to Madrid because of illness.
Luis Diaz (knee) and Thiago Alcantara (hip) are also sidelined. What’s more, Nat Phillips was not spotted with the rest of the squad when setting off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Arthur Melo has not been registered in the Reds’ set-up for the Champions League knockout stage. Neither has Calvin Ramsay, although he’s unikely to feature again this season because of a knee injury.
Joe Gomez is back in training after a hamstring injury, though, and is with the squad. The defender is set to feature on the bench.