Liverpool have some injury concerns ahead of this weekend’s trip to Bournemouth.
Jurgen Klopp gave an update on the situation of their injuries today. Unfortunately for Reds fans, it looks like Sadio Mane won’t be available for selection at the Vitality Stadium.
“Sadio is now out [at Melwood] and tries to run [for the] first time,” said Klopp at his pre-match press conference.
“That doesn’t sound like he will be ready for tomorrow. Hopefully, he can finish the programme today we did for him.”
Klopp spoke about Gini Wijnaldum and confirmed that he could well be back in the starting eleven, as well as Andy Robertson, who Klopp said was simply rested for their midweek win at Burnley.
“Gini is nothing – he did his own programme [this week] and is fine.
“Robbo played pretty much most of the games, in a very intense position. That’s why we decided to give him eight hours off. That was actually the only thing, he was not in Burnley.
“He trained in the morning and went home. He couldn’t watch the game [on TV]; he was sitting in front of the radio or whatever and came back. He is fine.”
Klopp also confirmed that Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne will not be fit for Saturday’s fixture.
“No, he [Lovren] will not be available,” said Klopp.
“He got a knock last week and got a concussion. He is still not able to play.”
“Clyney has been out for already two weeks, it’s nothing serious but he is not in training and not available as well,” added Klopp.
Liverpool confirmed during the week that Joe Gomez suffered a leg fracture and is expected to miss around six weeks of action.
“Joe [Gomez] obviously, Oxlade, Rhian Brewster and Dom Solanke [are out]. But Dom is close; I really hope he will be in team training again from Sunday on. But we have to see.”