Klopp provides Liverpool FC injury update
While direct rivals Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs were playing out the Carabao Cup semi-final 2nd legs mid-week, Liverpool's players have been sunning themselves on a training camp in scorching Dubai.
Similarly, whilst most Premier League sides are involved in the FA Cup this weekend the Reds will be hard at training, as well as getting some well deserved rest ahead of their first match in over a week against Leicester at Anfield on Wednesday.
Back at Melwood for training today, Klopp provided an injury update that is sure to bring mixed emotions for fans.
Apparently Virgil Van Dijk sat out training due to an illness, something which will no doubt terrify fans at the very thought. Likewise, Fabinho sat out training for the same reason.
Elsewhere, Klopp states that it's too early to say whether Gini Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander will be available for the mid-week clash but all signs are positive that they'll at least be in contention to play.
And while he's still some weeks away from a full return, the news was also positive regarding Joe Gomez. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.tv, Klopp said: "We have to wait. Obviously it was really unlucky in that situation. The injury is not like Trent or Gini where you know ‘that’s the only thing’. It could have been like that, but then more and more we found out it’s a more serious thing.
"We have to wait, for sure, a couple of weeks. We will see, it is difficult to judge in the moment.
"We thought three weeks ago he would be closer and then we had to make another diagnosis in which we saw that it didn’t work out so far as we wanted, that’s why he is still not in training or running on the pitch."
With Dejan Lovren not quite ready yet, Joel Matip also back in training and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due back in the next few weeks, all indications are that the Reds could be able to call on an almost full compliment of senior players by the time the Champions League knock-out phase is back in full-swing.