Klopp gives Liverpool FC injury update ahead of West Ham clash
Jurgen Klopp delivers the latest Liverpool FC injury update ahead of their Premier League opener against West Ham
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will all undergo late fitness tests ahead of Liverpool FC’s Premier League opener against West Ham United.
The Reds are getting ready to kick off their new Premier League campaign with a home clash against the Hammers as they look to get their new season off to a positive start.
Klopp has confirmed that five of the Liverpool FC squad are doubts for the game, however, and that they will undergo late assessments ahead of Sunday’s clash.
Speaking at a news conference at Melwood on Thursday, Klopp said: “The [Fabinho’s] scan was clear.
“It was only a check-up and the scan was clear, but he felt ill when he came back so we sent him home again. Obviously he was not feeling really well so we sent him home again and I didn’t see him so far and I didn’t ask anybody, so we will see.
“They [Henderson, Alexander-Arnold and Lovren] are all in a different shape, if you want. Trent is a bit longer in, which is good, Hendo in and full of power but not too long in – now three or four days, but it’s Hendo so you always think about him. Dejan will not be available for the weekend, that’s how it is.
“Anything else? We will see. We have not big issues but these little things where we have to think about is it a risk or not? And if it’s a risk, do we take it or not and all that stuff.
“At the end I’m pretty sure we will have a fantastic football team on the pitch and hopefully I have to make a few decisions. It looks like in the moment that a few players are not involved, but that’s how it is.
“Ragnar, no real chance, he didn’t train. Joel did yesterday parts of training like Joe did – we will see how they are today.”
Liverpool FC will be aiming to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title this season after they ended up in fourth spot in the table last term.
The Merseyside outfit have earned lots of praise for their strong performances under Klopp in recent seasons but they are still aiming to try and win their first major trophy under the German boss.
Liverpool FC reached the Champions League final in style last term but ended up losing to Real Madrid 3-1 in the showpiece in Kiev back in May.