Klopp on Jota, Fabinho and Alisson availability for Chelsea clash
Jürgen Klopp expects to have Fabinho and Alisson Becker available for Thursday’s Anfield encounter with Chelsea, while he is also hopeful on Diogo Jota’s chances of returning.
Fabinho has resumed full training after a muscle injury had kept him out of Liverpool’s last four outings, while Alisson was absent from the Reds’ 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday evening on compassionate grounds following the passing of his father earlier this week.
Jota, meanwhile, had been set to be included in the squad for the first time since December 9 after a knee issue; however, the forward took ill at the team hotel overnight and was ruled out of the contest.
Asked whether the trio would come back into contention for Chelsea’s visit to Merseyside, Klopp said: “Alisson and Fabinho, I’m pretty sure [will be available].
“With Diogo, he was with us in the hotel, but he got sick overnight and we had to send him home. It depends how quick he will recover, obviously.
“He was in the squad and as I said before, he trained with the team and it all looked really good but unfortunately he got sick overnight. I think he will be available, but I don’t know.”