Klopp gives latest Liverpool injury update ahead of Stoke tie

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren could face Stoke City on Tuesday night

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is in contention to face Stoke City in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

The Croatia international hasn’t featured for the Reds side since he injured his hamstring in a 1-0 victory over the Potters in the first leg at the Britannia Stadium.

Liverpool have conceded 10 goals in five games in all competitions after he was named the Merseyside club’s player of the month for December.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of the visit of Stoke, Klopp delivered an update on the centre-half’s fitness.

“Dejan after three weeks trained yesterday, a complete session. That was good,” Klopp said.

“We’ll have to see in the next 24 hours what’s up with Kolo and Mama (Sakho) because Steven (Caulker) can’t play.

Klopp confirmed that Nathaniel Clyne has picked up a knock and is a doubt to face Mark Hughes’s side at Anfield.

“Clyney got a knock, he’s a really tough boy. I think we should leave him out of training and leave him over night,” Klopp added.

The Liverpool manager also played down the chance of Jon Flanagan starting against Stoke following his recent comeback from a 619-day lay-off.

“We have only Flanno. We love Flanno. But he’s been out a long time. But 90 minutes is not the best thing,” Klopp said.

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The Reds were 5-4 winners against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

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