Atalanta vs. Liverpool: Verified team news, expected starting lineup, and most recent injury updates for the Europa League

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For their Europa League match against Atalanta on Thursday, Liverpool may start Ibrahima Konate again. However, decisions on injured players Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, and Diogo Jota still need to be made.

The Frenchman may play with Virgil van Dijk in the center of the defense after sitting out Sunday’s thrilling 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

In an attempt to balance his roster ahead of this weekend’s Premier League encounter with Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp has alternatives from Sunday’s bench to freshen things up as well, including Cody Gakpo, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, and Joe Gomez.

Alisson, Jota, and Alexander-Arnold are still in the running, but their quarterfinal matchup at Anfield’s first leg will probably come too soon. However, they have recently resumed training, so perhaps they will appear soon.

Regarding his wounded contingent, Klopp remarked, “We didn’t rush it with the boys.” “You may, but we didn’t, so it indicates they trained extensively on their own. In particular, Diogo and Trent trained for two or three weeks as a group. To be honest, [they] looked great yesterday.

“We have to see how we involve them and how we use them,” he continued. It’s obvious that we need them. However, we want to give them some sort of rhythm and we need them in the greatest possible condition.

“Trying to reintegrate the guys is never easy. We will employ them in the upcoming days and weeks, so it should be simpler given their quality, but what it means for tomorrow I didn’t make a decision yet.”

Kelleher, Gomez, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz were Liverpool’s expected starting lineup.

Alisson, Jota, Thiago, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Doak, and Bajcetic are hurt.

Time and date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 8 p.m. BST.

Location: Anfield

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