Jurgen Klopp has given an update on Liverpool’s current injury situation as his side prepares to face Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday.
Firstly, Klopp reported on the most recent names added to Liverpool’s injury list, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Gini Wijnaldum.
“Gini and Trent, we will decide day by day. It’s of course not cool,” Klopp told his pre-match press conference.
“The exceptional part of that story is that they both played 90 minutes [at Brighton]. The whole world saw what happened to Trent – what a boy, unbelievable. We played the game and afterwards, we got the information that he had [an injury].
“Nothing happened during the game, it was all stable and good. It was just what happened before the game; adrenaline is obviously an interesting thing, it gives you the opportunity to do a bit more than you would expect. We will see.
“For both, it will be really, really close for tomorrow. I don’t want to close any doors before anybody tells me I have to.”
Dejan Lovren picked up a hamstring injury early in Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat at Wolves recently and Klopp said that because of the nature of the Croatian’s injury he may need slightly more time. He also provided further updates on Adam Lallana, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
“It’s slightly different for Dejan; he is much better than he was but that’s a muscle thing and needs time,”
“I’m pretty sure he can be involved again against Leicester.
“Adam trained yesterday and the day before yesterday, so he should be in contention. We have to see. I’ll wait for the session today, how he reacted to the two – not too tough – sessions, but we did a little bit. We have to see [about] that.
“Joe, no – improving, improving, improving. We all hope it will be quick from now on but don’t know exactly.
“Joel trained completely normally for around about 10 days, which is good. The others are long-term.”