Liverpool Team News: Klopp Confirms Triple Boost But Duo Ruled Out Of Palace Trip
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed a triple injury boost ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Crystal Palace but two other players have been ruled out.
Premier League football returns after the international break as Liverpool take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to Liverpoolfc.com today and the Reds boss has provided a team news and injury update ahead of the trip to the capital this weekend.
Unfortunately, Klopp has confirmed that Emre Can will miss the game tomorrow afternoon as the midfielder is still struggling with a back injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks.
Can was forced to withdraw from the Germany squad after picking up a back problem during Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Watford at Anfield before the international break.
The midfielder will once again miss out against Palace this weekend but Klopp is hoping Can will resume training on Sunday and be available for the Champions League clash with Man City next week.
Liverpool will also have to make-do without Joe Gomez tomorrow as the defender has been ruled out with an ankle problem that he sustained during England’s friendly win over Holland last week.
However, Klopp has plenty of options at right-back as Trent Alexander-Arnold is available while Nathaniel Clyne is also back in contention after building-up his fitness during the international break following a serious back injury.
There was further positive news for Liverpool as Klopp also confirmed that Andrew Robertson is available despite picking up a dead leg while away with the Scotland squad this week.
In a triple boost, Dominic Solanke is also expected to be in contention this weekend after making a swift recovery from a toe injury that he sustained with the England U21’s.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“Emre is out for the weekend. [He is] getting better and better and better, much better. Hopefully he can have a normal session with us on Sunday morning and then should be fine again.”
“Clyney is back. He played last week for the U23s. One or two games more would be nice but the situation is like it is. We have Clyney.
“I said yesterday to the boys that we lost Joe but finally we got Clyney back. He has been back for a few weeks already but he has come closer and closer. He is a very good option.”
“He [Solanke] is fine and will be fine today, I hope. After training I’ll know more about that. It was a dead leg [for Robertson], no problem.”
Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting third in the Premier League table but they can leapfrog Manchester United in to second with a win at Selhurst Park tomorrow lunchtime.