Liverpool are closing in on the semi-finals of the Champions League after an encouraging first leg end result away to Benfica final Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet coped nicely within the intimidating environment of Estadio da Luz, scoring 3 times on the evening by way of Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz. The hosts did seize one objective of their very own by way of Darwin Nunez, although now have all of it to do at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Portuguese facet rested 5 gamers throughout their 3-1 residence victory on the weekend as they give the impression of being to trigger as a lot injury to Liverpool as attainable, although can be all too conscious of the difficulties that include taking part in a European evening at Anfield as an opposition facet.
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Liverpool didn’t have the luxurious of resting key males on Sunday afternoon towards Manchester Metropolis, although discover themselves in a superb place heading into this encounter. The Reds’ boss confirmed at his press convention no contemporary damage considerations have arisen, presenting the German with a full squad to select from for this conflict.
“Nobody sent me a message so far and told me [there are injury issues],” Klopp informed reporters on Tuesday afternoon of his squad obtainable. “Yesterday all was fine – tired yes, but nobody injured. So yeah, we should be fine.”
However, Thiago Alcantara was not seen in live footage of the open training session that followed shortly after. It remains to be seen what his situation is – although having played 90 minutes at the weekend against City, it could be an extra period of rest with the FA Cup semi-final on the horizon.
Below is the full list of players who could be available for Liverpool, barring any late Covid or injury issues…
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Caoimhin Kelleher, Adrian, *Harvey Davies.
Defenders: Andy Robertson, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Rhys Williams.
Midfielders: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Fabinho, Harvey Elliott, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, *Thiago Alcantara.
Forwards: Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino, Roberto Firmino.
*Thiago was not seen in training yesterday, which suggests he is unlikely to feature this evening. Young keeper Harvey Davies was working with the other stoppers in the session to build his fitness.