Grujic still out
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is set to remain on the sidelines, with the club fearing a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. The Serbian midfielder has not featured for the first team since November's 2-0 win at home to Leeds United in the League Cup quarter-finals, but only played one minute in that Anfield victory. Grujic didn't travel to Devon with Jurgen Klopp's squad for the FA Cup third round replay against Plymouth Argyle.
Rodwell adds to Sunderland woes
Midfielder Jack Rodwell has joined Sunderland's growing absentee list to leave the most depleted squad in the Premier League stretched even further. The 25-year-old suffered a medial ligament injury in his knee during the loss to Stoke at the weekend. Manager David Moyes could be without as many as 12 senior professionals for the visit to West Brom this weekend. Lamine Kone, Wahbi Khazri and Didier Ndong are at the African Nations Cup while Jordan Pickford, Jan Kirchhoff, Victor Anichebe, Steven Pienaar, Duncan Watmore, Paddy McNair, Lynden Gooch and Lee Cattermole are all injured.
Vertonghen set for two months out
Tottenham have been dealt a major blow to their Premier League title hopes, with Jan Vertonghen set to be out of action for the next two months. Vertonghen suffered an ankle injury in the 4-0 thumping of West Brom at the weekend, leaving the field in tears. Now Spurs are resigned to the fact that the Belgian will not play again until late March, after scans revealed the injury to be more serious than the club's medics initially thought.
Arsenal trio set to return
Arsenal have received major injury boost prior to their weekend clash against Burnley, as three players are set to return. Bellerin has missed the last two games after suffering an ankle injury in training, but it seems the defender has recovered and will be back on Sunday. Gibbs, who has also missed the last 4 games with a knee injury, is back in full training. Coquelin has been on the sidelines since suffering a hamstring injury earlier this month and was initially not expected back until the start of February, but it's turned out to be nothing serious.
Clyne out of Man United clash
Liverpool have confirmed Nathaniel Clyne suffered an abdominal injury which forces him to miss the clash with Manchester United. The England international was a surprise absentee from the starting XI selected by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. But after the line-ups with announced Liverpool revealed he had failed to recover from a knock picked up in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton in midweek.
Giroud forced off with ankle injury
Olivier Giroud has been forced off during Arsenal's game at Swansea after picking up an ankle injury in the first half. The French striker was hurt midway through the half after challenging for possession with a Swansea defender. Giroud tried to run it off initially but was clearly being troubled by the injury every time he attempted to pick up any pace and was replaced in the 60th minute by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Pochettino reacts to Vertonghen injury
Mauricio Pochettino admitted that Jan Vertonghen's injury "looks bad" and he could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The centre-back broke down in the second half of Tottenham's 4-0 Premier League win over West Brom on Saturday. He appeared to turn his ankle by the touchline and looked to be in agony as he was helped off the pitch and down the tunnel by Spurs' medical team.
"It looks bad for Jan," Pochettino said. "He is facing a lengthy lay-off. We need to wait to assess him better on Sunday or Monday. He is very disappointed."
Cazorla set for more time on the sidelines
Arsenal have been dealt the blow that Santi Cazorla reportedly needs a second operation on an ankle problem that has kept him out for much of the season. The Spanish playmaker started the campaign brightly for the Gunners, and has been a big loss since picking up the problem back in October. 'Santi had a little procedure and we have a meeting with the medical people to see what it was really,' Wenger said. 'Certainly he will not be available in the next six weeks that is for sure.'
Pochettino gives update on Lamela injury
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Erik Lamela is doing well in his recovery from injury but is still not in consideration for first-team involvement. The Argentina international has been out of action since the end of October with a hip injury, with the Premier League club sending him to former club Roma to rehabilitate with an old physiotherapist.
"Erik is doing well but he's still away," he told the club's official website. "We expect he'll be there one week more to finish his recovery and then we'll see what level he's at when he's here."
Coutinho set to start against Man United
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is due to start in Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United, after recovering from an ankle injury. The 24-year-old missed nine games through injury, with Liverpool missing his creativity from the left flank. "We know there is a difference between fit and match fit, but of course it's Phil, we have another three days to prepare him for United," manager Jurgen Klopp said. "He will of course not be 100 percent, but he can be important for us, and it is good he is back."
Stoke City 12.1.17
Walters ruled out for weeks
Jon Walters faces weeks on the sidelines after requiring surgery to try to solve a knee problem. Walters missed Stoke's trip to Chelsea and then the FA Cup game with Wolves after a knee swelled up post-match. It means Julien Ngoy is on standby for another taste of the Premier League while Mame Diouf and Wilfried Bony are away on African Cup of Nations duty.
Liverpool duo set to return to full training
Liverpool are set to welcome back Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip to full training on Thursday ahead of their massive clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp left the duo out of the clash with Southampton with a view to having them fit for Sunday and it now seems as though they are in contention to at least make the bench.