Premier League: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Virgil Van Dijk looking 'really good' ahead of 2021-22 season
Liverpool surrendered the Premier League title to Manchester City after major injuries to Van Dijk and several other defenders.
Champions League: Jurgen Klopp hopes change of competition will bring respite for struggling Liverpool
A sixth successive home league defeat, the latest to struggling Fulham on Sunday, left the Reds well adrift of Champions League qualification, having played more matches than the teams immediately above them.
Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he needs 'masterpiece' to fix club after Fulham loss
Reigning champions Liverpool have collapsed from leading the Premier League at Christmas to looking increasingly likely to miss out on next season's Champions League. They're 7th in the table, four points adrift of the top four.
This month also sees England in World Cup qualifying action against San Marino, Albania and Poland.
Premier League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp 'won't cry' if club fails to deliver on transfer goals
Jurgen Klopp's injury-hit side have slumped to fourth in the Premier League after five games without a win.
Liverpool are expected to be without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for the rest of the season, while Joel Matip is also currently sidelined leaving Klopp without a senior recognised centre-back.
Premier League: Liverpool forward Diogo Jota expected to be sidelined for two months with knee injury
Jota suffered the injury in the Reds' meaningless 1-1 Champions League draw in Midtjylland on Wednesday, leading to criticism of Jurgen Klopp's team selection for the trip to Denmark.
Premier League: Top clubs will struggle with injuries without changes to fixture list, says Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp
Klopp's men saw off Leicester City 3-0 in Sunday's late Premier League kick-off and will welcome Atlanta to Anfield in the Champions League on Wednesday before travelling to Brighton for Saturday's early kick-off.
Joe Gomez will miss England's friendly against the Republic of Ireland on Thursday and Nations League matches against Belgium and Iceland.
Liverpool managed to beat both Dutch giants Ajax and Sheffield United last week despite missing star central defender van Dijk.
Klopp now only has two fit senior centre-backs in Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, with midfielder Fabinho providing impressive cover in the midweek Champions League victory over Ajax
Southgate pinpointed a lack of match sharpness with the new Premier League season still a week away for an underwhelming performance, but insisted Kyle Walker and Joe Gomez must learn from mistakes that nearly cost their country.
FA Cup: Chelsea's domination and 2-0 win over Liverpool proves that Reds' captain Jordan Henderson is dearly missed
Notching back-to-back losses in all competitions, it seems like this Liverpool team is starting to believe that they only need to turn up for a win, and for that, they have been duly punished
To complete a miserable night for Liverpool, former Everton midfielder Barkley drove home Chelsea’s second goal just past the hour mark after a surging run.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Gareth Southgate to bring Raheem Sterling back from England exile to face 'former ally' Kosovo
England have cruised through their qualifying group, Southgate believes the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists still have room for improvement as they chase a first major title since 1966.
Sterling was left out of the Euro 2020 qualifier by England boss Gareth Southgate after the Manchester City star grabbed Gomez in an altercation at the team's training base earlier this week
Being England manager not about winning popularity contests, says Gareth Southgate after Raheem Sterling-Joe Gomez altercation
Gareth Southgate decided to drop Raheem Sterling for Euro 2020 qualifier with Montenegro after he clashed with Joe Gomez at England's training centre.
If England's long wait to win a major tournament is to come to an end, Southgate needs to continue getting the best out of Sterling. The question remains what lasting impact the developments of the last two days will have on their relationship going forward.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Raheem Sterling, Joe Gomez situation should have been resolved privately, says Rio Ferdinand
Sterling was dropped from the squad to take on Montenegro in Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley after a “disturbance” at the national team’s training camp on Monday, the Football Association said
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Raheem Sterling out of England's match against Montenegro after bust up with Joe Gomez
Raheem Sterling has been dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro after the hostilities between Manchester City and Liverpool spilled over into the England camp.