Jürgen Klopp is hopeful of being able to call on Emre Can and Trent Alexander-Arnold for Sunday's clash with Arsenal, but Philippe Coutinho remains sidelined.

Liverpool duo Can and Alexander-Arnold sustained minor issues during Wednesday’s Champions League play-off victory over Hoffenheim, but Klopp believes they will be available for the visit of the Gunners to Anfield this weekend.

Georginio Wijnaldum, who returned home to the Netherlands for the birth of his third child after the Reds’ midweek win, is also in line to play against Arsene Wenger’s side.

Coutinho, though, is not in contention as he continues his recovery from a back complaint.

“Little things, nothing major,” Klopp said at Friday’s pre-match press conference, when asked for a general fitness update on his squad. 

“Trent had a little dead leg but was not too serious, Emre twisted a little bit but shouldn’t be that serious. Nothing happened yesterday, so it should be OK.”

On Coutinho, who has been included in Brazil’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, the manager said: “At the moment, he is in our injury list and that didn’t change. I was not in contact with the Brazilian FA so far, but like the rules are, if they want to see him and check him then he has to go there. That’s how it is. 

“I don’t know exactly but I think that will happen. Then we will do it, that’s no problem.”