2022/23 Premier League Press Conferences – GW34



RULED OUT: William Saliba (back), Mohamed Elneny (knee), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knee)




RULED OUT: Matty Cash (calf), Leon Bailey (hamstring), Philippe Coutinho (hamstring), Boubacar Kamara (foot)




RULED OUT: Ryan Fredericks (calf), Hamed Traore (foot), Junior Stanislas (knock)


MIGHT PLAY: Marcus Tavernier (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Jack Stephens (was unable to face parent club)


“That was obviously the real disappointing aspect to yesterday’s game, losing Tav [Tavernier] to a hamstring. A couple of boys cramped up. Mati Vina ideally wouldn’t have done 90 but then Tav having to come off made that tricky.

“So Mati maybe did longer than he was meant to. We will have to see how he is. Marcos [Senesi] suffered some cramp as well, obviously hasn’t played as much recently.” – Gary O’Neil




RULED OUT: Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Kristoffer Ajer (match fitness), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Thomas Strakosha (calf)




RULED OUT: Adam Lallana (muscle), Tariq Lamptey (knee), Jeremy Sarmiento (foot), Jakub Moder (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Evan Ferguson (foot)


“I think Joel Veltman can play, Evan Ferguson I don’t know at the moment – I don’t want to take risks with Evan. We have another seven games and he is a very young player.” – Roberto De Zerbi




RULED OUT: Reece James (hamstring), Mason Mount (pelvic), Marc Cucurella (thigh), Kalidou Koulibaly (hamstring), Marcus Bettinelli (knock), Armando Broja (ACL)


MIGHT PLAY: Kai Havertz (knee)




RULED OUT: Nathan Ferguson (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: Nathaniel Clyne (knee)


AVAILABLE: Wilfried Zaha (groin), Joachim Andersen (hamstring)


“He has trained for a few days and we can add him to the squad, which is good.” – Roy Hodgson on Wilfried Zaha




RULED OUT: Ruben Vinagre (Achilles), Andros Townsend (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Seamus Coleman (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Mason Holgate (back from suspension)


I took Gana [Gueye] and Dom [Calvert-Lewin] off to protect them – more for Dom, of course. I thought he was alive again tonight, so that will add and enhance. – Sean Dyche




RULED OUT: Aleksandar Mitrovic (suspended)


MIGHT PLAY: Willian (hamstring)


AVAILABLE: Harry Wilson (illness)


“Harry Wilson, we believe will be ok. Willian will be more difficult. We have a session tomorrow where we’ll assess him.” – Marco Silva




RULED OUT: Luis Sinisterra (ankle), Tyler Adams (hamstring), Stuart Dallas (leg)


MIGHT PLAY: Max Wober (hamstring)




RULED OUT: Kelechi Iheanacho (groin), Ricardo Pereira (hamstring), James Justin (Achilles), Jannik Vestergaard (calf), Sammy Braybrooke (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Jonny Evans (illness), Ryan Bertrand (match fitness)




RULED OUT: Roberto Firmino (muscle), Stefan Bajcetic (thigh), Calvin Ramsay (knee)


MIGHT PLAY: Diogo Jota (knock), Naby Keita (muscle)


AVAILABLE: Ibrahima Konate (unspecified)


Diogo [Jota] got a bad knock in his back but should be alright, we will see that, how that developed. Apart from that, we should be OK. – Jurgen Klopp


“So, a couple of things. We didn’t change not because we won the game before, we didn’t change because we set the team obviously slightly differently up and want to give the boys the chance to find some rhythm in that, to get used to it, to get used to different things. That’s reason number one.

“Number two is I said the ticket into this team will always be the readiness, or from now on again the readiness, to defend and to counter-press, and I liked a lot of that what I saw, and if you say that, then you have to give the credit for it as well, so you can buy the ticket again, if you want.” – Jurgen Klopp on keeping a settled side




RULED OUT: Nathan Ake (hamstring)


“We’re in good momentum, everyone is fit except Nathan [Ake], the feeling is good but we have to prove it again” – Pep Guardiola




RULED OUT: Lisandro Martinez (foot), Raphael Varane (foot), Donny van de Beek (knee), Scott McTominay (knock), Tom Heaton (ankle)


MIGHT PLAY: Alejandro Garnacho (ankle), Harry Maguire (unspecified)


He was tough and big compliment to Bruno [Fernandes]. He absolutely doesn’t want to miss this game and he did everything to get fit. I think he is the example and that you have to suffer, that you have to sacrifice when you want to play at the top level, when you want to achieve something.

“So once again, he showed there how [much of a] great captain he is, how he has taken responsibility, even if he is not 100% fit. – Erik ten Hag




RULED OUT: Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Emil Krafth (knee)


“The big thing for me, in this period of games, is trying to pick players that I feel are 100 per cent fit and not take chances with players. If I have a choice between two, I’ll always pick the more fit player, or who I consider to be fresher or fitter.” – Eddie Howe


“I don’t know at this moment in time, it’s too early to say. I need to watch more of Southampton and then I’ll make my decision.” – Eddie Howe on starting Isak or Wilson




RULED OUT: Neco Williams (jaw), Chris Wood (thigh), Dean Henderson (thigh), Scott McKenna (collarbone), Willy Boly (hamstring), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (leg), Ryan Yates (shoulder), Gustavo Scarpa (knee), Jack Colback (concussion)


MIGHT PLAY: Moussa Niakhate (hamstring), Taiwo Awoniyi (knock)


It’s still a bit inconclusive with that one [Niakhate’s injury]. We’ll have to see with regards to tomorrow. I think he definitely did the right thing [coming off] because he felt something in the game and we were able to make the change, but with regards to the extent of his availability, we’ll have to wait and see on that one. – Steve Cooper




RULED OUT: Mohammed Salisu (hip), Tino Livramento (match fitness), Juan Larios (muscle)


MIGHT PLAY: James Ward-Prowse (illness), Romain Perraud (ankle)


AVAILABLE: Armel Bella-Kotchap (unspecified)


“He got a sore throat. He went through training, went home and didn’t have the best night. During the day he was recovering well and he wanted to play and he wanted to be there. But with the weather conditions that we had during the first half, it was too much for him.

“He ran out of energy and then we needed to take him out. I need to speak to the doctor. I think he will be okay but the doctor will need to look at him.” – Ruben Selles on James Ward-Prowse




RULED OUT: Hugo Lloris (muscle), Emerson Royal (knee), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Yves Bissouma (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring)


Hugo [Lloris] won’t be available for Sunday, and then the other injuries we’re just assessing day by day. – Ryan Mason




RULED OUT: Gianluca Scamacca (knee)




RULED OUT: Chiquinho (knee), Sasa Kalajdzic (knee)







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