Jürgen Klopp is optimistic James Milner will be available for Friday night’s Premier League opener with Norwich City at Anfield.

The vice-captain missed the Community Shield clash with Manchester City on Sunday as a precaution due to a minor muscle injury.

However, Milner is expected to resume full training in the next couple of days and Klopp is confident he will be ready to kick off the new top-flight campaign.

When asked if he thought the No.7 would be available to face Norwich, the manager told his post-match press conference at Wembley: “I would say yes.

“It was a minor muscle injury. I would say he can probably train tomorrow, although I am not 100 per cent sure.

“For today it did not work out, but I think by at least Tuesday he can train.”