Liverpool have been battling with injuries to many senior players since the start of the season, a development that may have seen the club draw their first two games this season. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has hinted at the return of two senior players into the squad ahead of the Monday night clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita are expected to be fit to face Manchester United, Jürgen Klopp has confirmed.
Firmino has trained normally in the build-up to Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford after sitting out Monday’s draw with Crystal Palace as a precaution.
Keita, meanwhile, returned to the matchday squad for the Anfield encounter but was an unused substitute following a period of illness.
Offering a fitness update during his pre-match conference, Klopp said: “Yeah, Bobby trained completely normal, is ready.”
He later added: “Naby was ill for a week, last game on the bench, is fully in training, looks excellent. All fine.”
The Reds boss also reported no fresh injury concerns within his squad, though remains without Joel Matip, Thiago Alcântara, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Calvin Ramsay and Caoimhin Kelleher.
“All the others trained normal as well. No, nobody came back,” Klopp said.
Asked about Jones and Jota in particular, he reported: “Getting closer. Ask after the game again, but no chance for this game.”
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