Jurgen Klopp handed Liverpool’s injury update during his pre-match conference ahead of their away Premier League game at Fulham.
last three games due to a hamstring injury as
filled his place. The Brazilian is set to return ahead of the Reds’ Fulham clash as Jota is a doubt due to a knock he picked in Liverpool’s Champions League draw at Denmark.
Reds were able to rest some of their first-team players during their Champions League game against
, as they had already secured their group’s first spot, but
picked up minor injuries and they would be assessed ahead of the weekend’s fixture.
“Ali will train today, and if he trains and it is all fine, then he can play.”
said in his pre-match conference.
will miss the Fulham clash, along with long-term absentees
Virgil van Dijk
might be able to make his first squad appearance of the season after a knee injury.
“We had a game two days ago, and after the game we had some niggles, I would say. The diagnosis is not fully done.
“Kostas, we have to see. Diogo, we have to see. He got a knock as well. That’s it from the game, I think.
“Apart from that, Oxlade is in training for a week or so and now he is in full training. We will see. The situation probably demands that we use him as soon as possible, but I don’t know if the weekend is that moment.
“Nobody else is coming back, I’m afraid.”
About the returning midfielder,
“Long [time] eh? I still remember the situation where it happened in training. A normal challenge, one gets up and the other does not.
“Tough time for him, but the sun has been shining for him for a month or two because he’s been doing all the necessary rehab, and he has been on the pitch with the ball. Now he’s with the team, great for him, great for us.
“We cannot and will not rush it, but when he’s been long enough in normal team training, then of course he immediately becomes an option.”