Jurgen Klopp gives Naby Keita update after hamstring injury

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner expects a near full-strength Liverpool side for Saturday's Premier League clash, saying his opposite number Juergen Klopp could be using his injury concerns as a smokescreen.

'We can not ignore the travelling when you fly overnight and change time zones two or three times in eight or nine days.

Liverpool could face the setback of losing Sadio Mane for a few weeks along with other injury scares after the pacy winger broke his left thumb while on global duty with Senegal. I like competition, of course, but at one point someone has to step back and think "OK, wait, wait, wait".

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has backed teammate Sadio Mane to become "one of the best players" in the world'.

"The Nations League itself is a good idea - do it in another sport because in football there is no space for it. I realise that I could have told my coffee machine because nobody is really interested [in my opinion]".

"We had yesterday's session and a few of the boys trained, we'll have to see how they react", said Klopp.

Henderson, Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez were called-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad for games against Croatia and Spain during the global break while fellow Reds stars Simon Mignolet, Gini Wijnaldum, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri were among those also in Nations League action for their respective countries.

Klopp said: "Hopefully nobody forgot how good he was before his injury. He's a proper option again".

"The only thing we are pretty sure is that Naby [Keita] will not be available with all the rest, we have to see how it develops, that's it pretty much".

  • Rosalie Stanley