Liverpool team news: Klopp confirms trio will miss Leicester clash + Alisson update
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed three players will miss Liverpool’s clash with Leicester City plus he provided an update on Alisson Becker.
Liverpool will be looking to extend their winning start to the Premier League season when they take on Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday 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 several members of his squad.
The Reds boss confirmed that Alisson Becker is now back in full first team training after recovering from a calf injury that has kept him on the sidelines since the early stages of Liverpool’s win at Norwich City on the opening weekend of the season.
The Brazilian international is looking ‘really good’ in training but Klopp will speak to his coaching staff and the medical team before he makes a decision over whether to involve Alisson against Leicester this weekend.
However, one man who won’t feature tomorrow afternoon is Joel Matip as Klopp says the centre-back is still ruled out after missing the Champions League win over Salzburg with a knock which he picked up against Sheffield United last week.
Xherdan Shaqiri is also still on the sidelines as the Swiss attacker requires more time to overcome a calf injury that’s kept him out of the last three matches while Nathiel Clyne is out with a long term knee injury.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“With Alisson it’s still: maybe, maybe not. Yesterday he trained with the team [for the first time]. But if you know goalie sessions, they are often pretty more intense than the proper football sessions. He looked really good.
“We will see, I have to talk to different people before I make a decision about that. Joel looks good but is not ready for tomorrow, and Shaq not. And Clyney not.
“That’s it pretty much. After the international break they are all back on track, apart from Clyney, but until then we have only one game and we have to play without them for that game.”
Liverpool head into the weekend action sitting five points clear at the top of the Premier League table having won all seven of their league games so far this campaign so Klopp will be hoping to extend that run with another win over Leicester.
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