Liverpool Team News: Klopp Offers Fitness Update On Duo Ahead Of Tottenham Clash

By on February 2, 2018

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Liverpool will be looking to cement their position in the top four when they take on Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided the latest news and injury updates ahead of the game.

The Reds boss was pleased to confirm a huge boost with the news that Adam Lallana is ready to resume full training today after making a swift recovery from a thigh injury.

Lallana spent the majority of the campaign on the sidelines with the problem which he initially picked up in pre-season and aggravated the injury during the defeat to Swansea almost two weeks ago.

However, the midfielder has recovered quickly and is ready to return to full training – although Klopp feels Sunday’s visit of Tottenham is likely to come too soon so Lallana could be held back for the Southampton clash next weekend.

Klopp told

“Adam trains today completely normally. In an ideal world, he should not be involved for the weekend because, as we all know, there are real different stages – being fit, able to train and then being match-fit.

“Adam was not out too long, and if you want had the longest pre-season of all of us with the injury he had, so it will not be long.

“If nobody is injured or whatever, it’s better for Adam that he can train for the next 10 days until the Southampton game and then he should be ready for sure.”

Klopp also provided an update on Nathaniel Clyne and revealed that the right-back is edging closer to making his long-awaited comeback from a serious back injury that’s kept him on the sidelines for the entire season so far.

Clyne was included in Liverpool’s squad for the knockout stages of the Champions League and Klopp is hoping the defender will be available should they progress to the quarter final stages of the competition.

He told

“I’m not 100 per cent sure with Clyney, [he] is still not in team training but he is as close [as he has been] since the summer,”

“He’s on a really good way, close to being back in team training but, how you can imagine, when you are that long out then it will probably take quite a while to be ready to play.

“I think we need to at least go one round further so that Clyney can be involved, there’s no chance for him in the next round against Porto. So I hope he will make an impact.”

Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting third in the table but with fifth-placed Tottenham just two points adrift, Sunday’s game could go a long way to determining both clubs chances of finishing in the top four this season.

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