The derby comes too early for Curtis Jones (eye), Roberto Firmino (thigh), Joe Gomez (calf) and Naby Keita (thigh), plus Harvey Elliott (ankle), but Jurgen Klopp noted that his recovering stars have all done well. progressed in the last few days.
The Liverpool manager told reporters: “Everyone came by [the Southampton game] well, as far as I know. The boys come closer, all the boys come closer.
“I mostly think Joe isn’t too far from team training, Naby isn’t too far from team training, and then Bobby probably needs another week to do more stuff. soccer.
“With Curtis, it’s just not in our hands. Curtis is perfectly fine, doing what he has the right to do. If you ask Curtis, he could go out and run a marathon, but that’s just not allowed right now. We have to wait for the doctors to give us the green light.
The main selection question is whether Klopp will accompany Joel Matip or Ibrahima Konate to team up with Virgil van Dijk in defense, with the role being shared equally between the two center-backs in the last three games.
Liverpool XI planned: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mané.