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Liverpool poised to welcome back six players but Jurgen Klopp confirms new injury blow

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Liverpool poised to welcome back six players but Jurgen Klopp confirms new injury blow

 

 

Liverpool are set to welcome back six first-team players in the coming weeks, starting with Andrew Robertson and Curtis Jones who are both in contention to feature against Sheffield United.

 

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed Andrew Robertson and Curtis Jones are set to return from injury against Sheffield United on Thursday, but Wataru Endo is a doubt.

 

Robertson picked up an ankle injury while on international duty with Scotland last month, while Jones has been out of action since February after suffering an ankle injury in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Brentford.

 

Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold are also set to return to training next week, while goalkeeper Alisson is also making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring issue. Endo, however, picked up a knock as Liverpool beat Brighton 2-1 on Sunday.

 

“Curtis is in training, full training, and is in contention,” Klopp revealed in his pre-match press conference. “Yeah, that’s it pretty much. The other boys [are] doing well. Diogo and Trent are together in a group, which helps both, but [it] looks like from next week on they will be hopefully in parts of team training, and then we will see the rest.

 

“Ali is with the goalkeeper coaches, so I just see them through the fence, but that looks good as well. I think in his mind as well, next week parts of team training. Curtis is back, that doesn’t mean he can play 90 minutes, he can play a few minutes.

 

“Wataru, what a player, what a guy. He got a knock in the last game, so we have to see for tomorrow what we can do with him.” Klopp also stated that Stefan Bajcetic, whose season has been plagued by injury problems, is back working with Liverpool’s under-21s.

 

“He trains now fully with the under-21s this week,” Klopp added. “That means we will take him in training next week to us and then we will see. Another one coming and that’s super-important.”

 

Liverpool went top of the league following their win over Brighton on Sunday, when title rivals Arsenal and Manchester City dropped points as they drew with each other. The Gunners beat Luton 2-0 on Wednesday. However, Klopp is not bothered by the fact his side are now considered favourites by many with nine games to go.

 

“It’s obviously nothing we are really aware of,” he said. “The situation for us is Sheffield United and not who is the favourite. I am pretty sure when we lost at Arsenal we were not favourites after that matchday.

 

“Maybe rightly so or not, I don’t know and I don’t care. I think I said in the last press conference, one of the most important things to get through this period is just to ignore the outside mess, because that goes up and down and is emotional and all these kind of things. We have to be professional.”

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