Jürgen Klopp's LFC squad fitness update ahead of Man City clash

NewsJürgen Klopp's LFC squad fitness update ahead of Man City clash

By Chris Shaw


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Jürgen Klopp is hopeful of having a full squad to select from – aside from long-term injuries – when Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Saturday.

Joe Gomez, Ryan Gravenberch, Curtis Jones and Ibrahima Konate have trained in the build-up to the trip to Etihad Stadium, having each missed the win over Brentford before the international break due to injuries.

Asked if that quartet are available, and about his squad’s general fitness, Klopp said at today’s pre-match press conference: “Yeah, only the long-term absentees are still out. No new concerns – before I entered this room.

“Conor Bradley [is] completely normal in training but now he needs to play games, starting with the U21s. Kaide Gordon was with us in training the whole week, which is really exciting. Looks really good, has to now gain minutes.

“I think that’s it.”

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On assessing the players who have been away on international duty, Klopp said: “They all came back pretty much from international [games] so we have to make these decisions.

“For these decisions I have to wait until: at 3pm is the meeting and 4pm is training, so until then. Look in their eyes, talk to them and then figure out who is ready to start and who is probably better to bring on.

“They all I would say, nearly all, had a really good international break. Colombia were really successful, Lucho scored twice. Uruguay obviously did really well. So we have to see.

“Yes, [Darwin Nunez] is in a good moment and we want to use him as often as possible. If it’s possible, I don’t know in this moment.”



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