Jürgen Klopp expects Philippe Coutinho to miss Liverpool’s trip to West Ham United this weekend as he continues his recovery from an adductor injury.
The Brazil forward has sat out the Reds’ Anfield wins over Huddersfield Town and Maribor this week due to the issue – and the manager expects to be without his services once more in London on Saturday.
Dejan Lovren, however, will have his thigh problem assessed ahead of the clash with the Hammers to determine whether he can take part.
Speaking in his post-match press conference at Anfield, Klopp said: “I would say it will be really close. I don’t think Phil is able to play, but with Dejan we have to see.
“It is different with Dejan. It’s not the same problem Phil has and he is not out for that long a time, but Gini is out so maybe there will be a wonder or something like this and Phil is in.
“But I don’t think in the moment that he can play.”