Liverpool Team News: Klopp Confirms Triple Boost But Quartet Could Miss Swansea Trip

By on January 19, 2018

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Liverpool will be looking to cement their position in the top four with a win when they take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night.

Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided an extensive team news and injury update.

The Reds boss confirmed that Virgil van Dijk is back in contention after returning to full training on Thursday having missed the win over Manchester City last weekend with a hamstring complaint.

Mohamed Salah and Ragnar Klavan both missed training on Thursday due to illness but Klopp expects them to return today and be available for the trip to Wales on Monday.

Dejan Lovren has also missed training this week due to illness but the Croatian international is still not 100% so is a minor doubt for the Swansea clash.

Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:

“Virgil was back yesterday and completely fine. We have a few problems with players feeling ill or unwell.

“Raggy [Klavan] was out, but hopefully back today. Dejan was out. Mo Salah was out, but hopefully back today.

“Mo and Raggy are on the good side of it already, but with Dejan we are not 100 per cent sure [if he will be back today].”

Jordan Henderson has also resumed training again after recovering from a hamstring injury that’s kept him out for the last month but the midfielder is unlikely to be rushed back for the Swansea game.

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Alberto Moreno has been back in training this week after overcoming an ankle injury that he picked up in December but again the defender might not be risked on Monday night.

The final update from Klopp concerned Nathaniel Clyne and the Liverpool manager says he’s doing well and is close to returning to full training following a long-term back injury.

Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com

“Hendo will today have a clearing session. He was part of training yesterday morning and today is clearing, then he should be OK from tomorrow onwards.

“It is close, but maybe close and not enough time for Swansea – but [after that] Hendo is back and that’s good news.

“Alberto is back in training a few days longer and we have to see. Because it is Alberto, he trains all the time and feels it still a little bit – in one or two movements you can see.

“We will not put any rush on him, but he will be back for sure after Swansea as well – or even maybe Swansea, I’m not sure.”

“Clyney is doing well but still a little way to go until he is back in completely normal training. He is doing well, really good.”

Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting third in the Premier League table – three points behind Man Utd – but with fifth placed Tottenham just three points behind the Reds will want a win on Monday to tighten their grip on the top four.

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