NewsKlopp's injury update on Bajcetic, Bradley, Thiago and Gakpo
Jürgen Klopp is optimistic Cody Gakpo will return to action after the forthcoming international break.
The forward suffered an injury during a challenge in last Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Tottenham Hotspur, forcing him from the field at half-time and to subsequently leave the stadium in a leg brace.
However, Gakpo is making good progress and Klopp has provided a positive update on the condition of the No.18.
The boss said: “Cody, there is a good chance. He is already out of the brace, walks normal around, so from all the very, very bad opportunities and possibilities injury-wise, I think he nearly got the best but is still injured.”
Elsewhere, Klopp detailed the latest on the fitness of Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic and Conor Bradley.
Thiago is yet to feature in 2023-24 due to a hip injury that required surgery at the end of last term.
Bajcetic, meanwhile, has picked up a minor issue after making two appearances this campaign following a long-term spell out, while Bradley has been sidelined with a back complaint.
Klopp explained: “It is just, for [Thiago] himself especially, annoying. He had now two setbacks in the rehab, not massive but enough to take him off the pitch again. Obviously not the same injury, not at all, but a bit similar.
“It’s as annoying as it is for Stefan Bajcetic, who was there, played a few minutes and then played a few minutes and then felt something else. That’s how it is after long-term injuries from time to time.
“I don’t know and I will not put pressure on that [their returns] because I can’t anyway. If they will be back after the internationals, we will see that. Hopefully, it would be cool.
“Conor is on the way back, he is running, but in that age group and with these kind of injuries you tend to give them rather three weeks more than not enough because it has to do with the growing process of the body and stuff like this. I couldn’t get this injury anymore, let me say it like that! And that’s why he needs a bit of time.”