Liverpool team news: Klopp confirms triple injury boost ahead of Tottenham clash
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed a triple injury boost ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool will be looking to cement their position at the top of the Premier League table with a win over Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Ahead of the game, 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 including the latest on Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xhedran Shaqiri.
Alexander-Arnold was forced to withdraw from the England squad ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro due to a niggling back injury.
However, the right-back worked hard on his fitness during the international break and was able to take part in a full training session with the rest of his team mates on Thursday so he could be in contention to face Tottenham.
Shaqiri was also forced to pull out of international duty with Switzerland last week due to a pelvic injury and but the attacker is also expected to be available to take on Spurs this weekend after resuming full training at Melwood.
Alexander-Arnold and Shaqiri will be assessed by the Liverpool medical team ahead of Sunday’s game while Gomez will also be checked over as he looks to make his long-awaited return from a fractured leg.
The defender has been on out since suffering the injury against Burnley back in December and has now returned to full training – although it remains to be seen whether he’ll be ready to feature in the first team just yet having spent the last 15 weeks on the sidelines.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“Yesterday they were all in training, for all three pretty much the first full session, so we have to see how they react.
“There was actually no alternative for Shaq and Trent, not being involved in the games in that period. Anything else would have been really crazy because they needed that, they needed treatment, needed rehab and all that stuff.
“Joe was back yesterday after 15 weeks, what a long time, but yesterday it looked really good. Of course, it’s early stages and he is really now adapting again to proper football training after having thousands of rehab sessions.
“They should all be OK, I heard nothing different this morning since I’ve been here, so they should be OK. They will train again today and then we will see.”
Liverpool will also give late fitness tests to Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson but the midfield duo are expected to overcome minor knocks to be in contention to face Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.
Klopp also provided an update on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and says he won’t rush the midfielder back too soon after he suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a serious knee ligament injury.
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