Jürgen Klopp provides fitness updates on 10 players

NewsJürgen Klopp provides fitness updates on 10 players

Published 30th September 2022
By Chris Shaw

Jürgen Klopp provided a fitness update on 10 Liverpool players ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Ibrahima Konate’s availability for the Anfield encounter will be assessed today following his return to training this week for the first time in two months.

Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez will also be checked after their involvement in international fixtures, while Caoimhin Kelleher and Calvin Ramsay have returned to sessions but are initially likely to get game time with the Reds’ U21s.

Andy Robertson remains sidelined, with the left-back, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain still in rehabilitation phases.

“Some are still out doing rehab – that’s Robbo, that’s Curtis, that’s Ox, that’s Naby, if I’m 100 per cent [right]. Definitely these four,” said Klopp at his pre-match press conference.

“[Nunez, Diaz and Jota], they came back from international [duty]. How it always is, long flight. Luis only landed Thursday morning. I didn’t see him yet. I heard he is good but [will] see him now only later. Darwin, yeah, precaution after intense travel and games. Same for Diogo.

“Calvin is not ready to play but over the moon that he can train now. That’s fine, it’s really good. So he just needs now training, training, training and there will be a moment when he probably will play [for the] U21s that he can get a game, because we play now all the time. But that’s fine.

“Caoimh, I think will play this weekend [for the] U21s, that he can have a game. It’s obviously not his season yet, was injured for a long time, but looks good in training, is completely fine.

“And Ibou needs training as well. Yes, back. For the weekend, [it] depends to training today but he’s back and that’s good.”

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Asked specifically on when Robertson could be back in contention, Klopp replied: “He’s doing really well. It looks really good, so he’s not out for long; already too long out, if you want, but now it was the international break so that helped in this case a little bit.

“He is already out on the pitch running, good sign. I don’t know if it will be next week or the week after, I don’t know.”

Published 30th September 2022