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Team News: Fitness Update Ahead of Manchester United

Manchester United are without their captain — but who is out for the Reds?

Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on August 16, 2023 in Kirkby, England.
Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on August 16, 2023 in Kirkby, England.
Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Calming fears, Liverpool head coach Jürgen Klopp confirmed that there were no injuries in Thursday’s dead rubber, with all early substitutions pre-planned by the German.

The Reds are without Alexis Mac Allister, who is recovering from the nasty challenge against Sheffield United that saw him need stitches — and which, we have since learned, bruised his bone.

Joël Matip underwent successful surgery for his ACL injury, and remains out long-term. Thiago has been pictured in training, but it’s unclear if the long-absent Spaniard is anywhere near match fitness. Stefan Bajcetic, Diogo Jota and Andy Robertson remain out for the Reds.

In further bad news, Bruno Fernandes is out for the opposition, with the Manchester United captain suspended having picked up a yellow for dissent in their loss at home to Bournemouth last time out.

The Red Devils are also without Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Mason Mount. Luke Shaw has been in training and will face a late fitness test; Marcus Rashford will be fit and available.

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