Jurgen Klopp gives update on some of his injured players

Jurgen Klopp gives positive updates on Alisson, Thiago, Keita and Oxlade.

Thiago Alcantara might feature in the Champions League group stage opener against Ajax on Wednesday.

The Spaniard was on the receiving end of a horror tackle by Richarlison in the Merseyside derby and was expected to be out for a long spell on the sidelines.


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“So, yes, he got a knock, a proper knock,” said the boss.

“All the rest, we have to see. It’s not even close to being as serious [as Virgil van Dijk]. But will he be ready for Wednesday? I don’t know yet. We will see.”

“All good, really good,” he said of the trio.

“Naby trained yesterday, so that’s very positive. Oxlade is obviously in a long-term rehab, but looks good and is in a good mood usually. Ali looks very good. We have to see; catching balls and stuff like this is all possible. But we cannot rush it and will not rush it.

“Actually, it’s a common thing every day when I see Ali, I say: ‘How was it today?’ He always with a big smile tells me of the slight improvements. Today I didn’t see him [yet], so I can’t wait to ask for his progress!”

Klopp detailed on Keita: “We are still learning, we are all learning about these kind of things when a boy is completely without symptoms, which Naby was.

“He looked very good yesterday in training, to be honest. But I don’t know how he looks today, how he reacted – that’s much more important then. So, we will see.

“In the moment, I would probably rather expect him to be involved but I don’t know it.”


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