Liverpool Team News: Klopp Confirms Injury Boost Ahead Of Chelsea Trip
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed a huge injury boost ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League trip to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool will put their Champions League heroics to one side when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds booked a date with Real Madrid in the final of Europe’s elite competition thanks to a 7-6 aggregate win over Roma in midweek but they still have work to do in the Premier League to secure their top four status.
Jurgen Klopp has provided a team news update ahead of the trip to Chelsea this weekend and the Liverpool boss was pleased to confirm they suffered no fresh injury problems following the Roma game on Wednesday night.
The German coach also had some positive news on Adam Lallana as the midfielder returned to full training with the rest of the first team on Thursday and Klopp says he was looking good.
Lallana hasn’t featured for Liverpool since suffering a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace at the end of March but he’s close to full fitness – although it remains to be seen whether he’ll be ready to play any part against Chelsea.
Liverpool could certainly do with Lallana on Sunday as they have plenty of long-term injuries to deal with so Klopp has admitted he doesn’t have too much room to rotate his starting eleven this weekend.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“From [Wednesday night], all should be OK. It is the first game for weeks that nothing happened in the game,”
“Adam [Lallana] trained [on Thursday morning] with the squad players and looked good. But the normal season is only one-and-a-half weeks, a very intense one-and-a-half weeks. Nothing else.”
“You saw it is quite difficult. We will see [if he can rotate]. We have to wait. We trained [on Thursday morning] and the boys who played [on Wednesday night] had their recovery. We’ll come together [on Friday] – I can’t make any decisions before that.
“We have to wait and see. But it’s difficult, the whole situation is not too easy.”
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Matip have been ruled out for the rest of the season while Emre Can is also unlikely to play again and Joe Gomez is also struggling with an ankle injury.
Liverpool head to west London this weekend sitting six points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea in third position but they’ve played a game more so defeat on Sunday would blow the race for the top four wide open.
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