Huge blow for Liverpool in Premier League title race with crucial player set to miss Man City clash

Liverpool’s bid to win the Premier League title this season could be in jeopardy.

So far, Jurgen Klopp’s men have been performing at a high level as they sit top of the Premier League table.

However, their title credentials became questionable after they produced a dismal performance during their 3-1 defeat against Arsenal.

As a result, Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table has been reduced to just two points.

With Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland back in the Manchester City side, Pep Guardiola’s men are the firm favourites to win the league again.

In addition, it has been reported that Liverpool could be dealt a huge injury blow ahead of their crucial clash against City, which will take place on 10 March.

According to Index, midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai could be set for four weeks out after a recurrence of his hamstring injury.

Szoboszlai initially suffered the issue against Newcastle in January and was back in the side that beat Chelsea last week but then was left out of the squad to face Arsenal on Sunday.

If Szoboszlai is to miss the next four weeks, he will also be ruled out for the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea.

However, Liverpool Echo journalist Ian Doyle has claimed that no timescale has been placed on Szoboszlai’s return.

He wrote on social media: “Bit of confusion over Dominik Szoboszlai injury absence.

“Hungarian outlet that hinted at up to a month out last night has since backtracked a bit and said time out has yet to be determined. #LFC have yet to put any timescale on it.”

Speaking about Szoboszlai, Klopp said: “Doma felt pain in the same or at least very close part of his thigh as where his injury was before.

“During the match [against Chelsea] he was fine, but afterwards he felt a bit, so we looked at him and unfortunately it became clear to us that he has no chance to play in today’s match.”

He added: “We cannot take any risk. We have to wait for further assessment but it was clear that he cannot be involved today. That’s it, pretty much.”



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