Jürgen Klopp's update on squad fitness ahead of Bournemouth clash

NewsJürgen Klopp's update on squad fitness ahead of Bournemouth clash

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Jürgen Klopp does not expect any of Liverpool’s injured players to be back in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash with AFC Bournemouth.

The Reds resume their 2023-24 campaign following a winter break by travelling to Vitality Stadium this weekend.

Currently sidelined for Klopp are Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Dominik Szoboszlai and Kostas Tsimikas.

Asked for an update on his squad’s fitness at his pre-Bournemouth press conference, the manager said: “They are all positive but not ready.

“But they are all going in the right direction, getting closer and closer and closer. Some of them might be in kind of part of team training next week.

“But for the Bournemouth game I don’t expect anybody back. I hope nobody [else] will be out until then.

“But after Bournemouth, maybe for Fulham, we will see how the boys do. But they are all close. Trent close, Dom close, Robbo close. All going in the right direction, that’s all positive, but for the weekend’s game, no.”

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