Injury news: Updates on Diaz, Firmino, Jota, Konate and Van Dijk
Diogo Jota is on course to resume full training next week.
The No.20 has not played since mid-October after sustaining a calf injury during Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Manchester City at Anfield.
However, Jürgen Klopp offered a positive update on Jota’s condition during Friday’s press conference to preview the Reds’ trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Klopp also provided the latest news on the respective recoveries of Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk, while also confirming that Ibrahima Konate picked up a muscle problem at Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
“Generally it’s looking better. The boys are training, Diogo Jota had a full session with the team this week but then the next day had again a rehab session, not because of the session the day before, it was just part of the plan. I think he will be back in normal training next week.
“Bobby is getting closer obviously, very good. Luis is running now, it will take a few weeks still but he is now out on the pitch as well running, which is really good.
“Ibou is out. Virgil is getting closer, but not ready for the [Wolves] game obviously. Parts of training, I think, next week as well for Virgil. I think there is nothing else so far, but there’s still two hours before training so a lot can happen.
“Ibou has a muscle injury. Again he didn’t think it was massive, it happened in the game, I asked him after the game, ‘Are you OK?’ and he said, ‘Yeah, I’m OK.’ After the game [he had] treatment, scan, bam, out.”