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  • David Tyrer

Klopp on injuries ahead of Monday night

Updated: Feb 2, 2019

A quick look back to the result against Leicester on Wednesday, and perspective allows you to see it as a point gained. Particularly in light of the fact that we had a pretty make-shift defence available.

Althought Van Dijk, Matip and Robertson played, both centre backs had barely trained ahead of the match and captain Henderson filling in at right back for the first time shows that it was pretty remarkable that Leicester didn't create any better chances.

But ahead of West Ham on Monday night, LFC fans will be hoping for some positive news on the injuries front and Jurgen Klopp provided a few updates this afternoon during his pre-match press conference.

Asked whether Trent Alexander-Arnold and even Joe Gomez are yet back in training, Klopp said: "No, both not [available].

"[There’s] no return date for Joe. Trent is getting better and better and better.

"He is really close and I hope he is in full training next week, but not for Monday.”

When pressed further on Joe Gomez's availability ahead of the Champions League 2nd round first leg, he said: "No, I don't think so."

Otherwise, other than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool will have a more-or-less fit squad available to face West Ham, with Dejan Lovren back in the squad on Wednesday and James Milner back from suspension.

At least by the time we visit the London Stadium on Monday evening, there'll be either Henderson or Milner to choose from at right-back and Fabinho will hopefully be restored to the midfield alongside Gini Wijnaldum to give the team some more stability.

The right back should be available next weekend

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