Liverpool Team News: Klopp Reveals Triple Fitness Doubt Ahead Of Newcastle Clash
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed three players could miss Liverpool’s clash with Newcastle United tomorrow but two others are ready to return
Liverpool will be looking for a win to go second in the table when they welcome Newcastle United to Anfield on Saturday evening.
Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a team news and injury update ahead of the game.
The Reds boss confirmed that Gini Wijnaldum and Ben Woodburn remain doubts for the match this weekend as they continue to battle an illness that’s hampered them for the past week.
Wijnaldum missed the 4-1 victory over West Ham at Anfield last weekend and it looks as though the Dutch international could once again miss out tomorrow evening.
Klopp also revealed that James Milner faces a late fitness test after picking up a knock against the Hammers last week but the injury is described as minor so the midfielder won’t be sidelined for too long.
Jordan Henderson is also back in contention after not featuring against West Ham while Klopp says Danny Ings could be available again after overcoming a cold.
However, Nathaniel Clyne isn’t expected to face Newcastle tomorrow as the defender will be given more time with the U23’s to regain full match fitness having only recently recovered from a long-term back injury.
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Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“Everybody saw Millie got a real knock in the last game. That still hurts a little bit. We will see how that improves. It’s not an injury but it’s a little issue,”
“Hendo is fine, he trained completely normally – all good. It was a really good week for him so far, the best for three or four weeks now. Danny [Ings] came back – he had kind of a cold.”
“In a very serious situation with no other right-backs, maybe we could bring Clyney because he is a naturally fit boy, but he has absolutely no rhythm and will need a few more games to be at his best.”
“Woodburn and Wijnaldum have been ill for a week or so. It’s more than a cold.”
Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting third in the table but they could leapfrog Man Utd in to second with a win tomorrow ahead of their rivals’ trip to Crystal Palace on Monday night.
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