Jürgen Klopp will assess the condition of his squad on Saturday before naming Liverpool’s squad to face Everton in the Merseyside derby.

The boss confirmed during his pre-match press conference on Friday the Reds were left nursing a couple of minor knocks and niggles following their exertions against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.

With one final training session scheduled for Saturday at Melwood, Klopp will check on his players again prior to determining who’ll line-up against the Blues.

One position in the team the manager will need to change is in midfield, with Jordan Henderson set to sit out the clash as he serves a one-match ban.

Klopp told reporters: “As you probably know, I don’t like to talk too much about players we don’t have available. We knew it after the Watford game with Hendo, so we will not ‘miss’ him because it was clear he is not in. We have to play without Hendo and that’s how it is.

“As long as all the others are fit, we have solutions for that and that’s good. As a person, he is in the dressing room, only not on the pitch. So, before the game, he can be in the dressing room and everything, he can do whatever he is doing in other games.

“The squad situation, I am not 100 per cent sure in the moment to be honest. The day before yesterday we played and as you can imagine, it was quite an intense game and there were a lot of knocks that we have to see.

“It’s good we have this one day more and it is not Wednesday – Saturday because that would be really difficult. Wednesday – Sunday will be enough to have a nearly full squad then, but I don’t know exactly how the situation will be tomorrow for training.”

Asked whether he felt confident the options he had at his disposal to replace Henderson would be ready to handle the intensity of a Merseyside derby, Klopp added: “Yes, absolutely. We had the whole week together and so, most of the time, the players talk to each other, so they all know about it. We have to prove it on Sunday.”