3 outs & 2 huge doubts: Klopp provides unpromising fitness news
- Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana won't play against Brighton.
- Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are starting to train with the team, however, nothing is clear yet considering Saturday.
- Lovren's injury is serious, however, the Croat is likely to come back before Crystal Palace game next Saturday.
As Joe Gomez keeps recovering after receiving a fracture in his lower left leg, Joel Matip has almost come back after undergoing surgery on a fractured collarbone, Adam Lallana is forever injured, Jordan Henderson can't finally get past his hamstring issues and Dejan Lovren picked up one of his own in the FA Cup clash against the Wolves, Jurgen Klopp has shared some news on the lads at the pre-Brighton presser, quoted by Liverpoolfc.com:
"Joel trained yesterday for the first time with the team, which is already really good but we have to see. We have to decide it day by day how he is doing, I am not 100 per cent sure. He feels good and that’s good for us, of course.
"Hendo will train today for the first time, we see what that then means exactly.
"Adam out, Dejan out and Joe, of course, out. All are improving obviously, that’s clear. I don’t know if a few are available and for a few, I know they are not available, so that’s the situation."
I thought Liverpool had a better and deeper squad than Spurs, at least according to the media. That's what we have been reading all season. Remember the injuries at Spurs right now. Dier, Vertongen, Lucas, Wanyama and Dembele all first teamers.— AfroSaxon (@Samm349) January 11, 2019
As for Lovren, against the Wolves, the centre-back was replaced in the 5th minute after he started limping and then sat on the pitch. Ki-Jana Hoever, 16-year-old academy prospect had to step in. With some time passed from the game, the boss reassesses the Croat's injury:
"I don’t know. It is serious otherwise he would play, but it is not that serious. It is a muscle thing and I would expect him back after maybe Crystal Palace, I am not sure. We have to see."