Jurgen Klopp handed double injury boost ahead of Liverpool's vital clash against Chelsea

The Reds could have two key players back at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

Jurgen Klopp handed double injury boost ahead of Liverpool's vital clash against Chelsea

The Reds could have two key players back at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

28 September 2018 Friday 19:22
Jurgen Klopp handed double injury boost ahead of Liverpool's vital clash against Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum are fine to return to action on Saturday evening.

Both players were absent on Wednesday evening for the Reds as Chelsea secured a 2-1 win in the Carabao Cup after finding themselves one goal down.

Nathaniel Clyne, who has suffered a bad run of injuries over the past 12 months, replaced Alexander-Arnold at right-back, while Klopp elected to start with James Milner, Fabinho and Naby Keita in the middle of the park.

Speaking to the media at his press conference ahead of the game, Klopp confirmed that the right-back had completed training with the first team on Thursday, although he was still feeling a little ill.

A win for the Reds will open up a five-point gap between the teams after a fantastic start to the campaign for last season's Champions League finalists.

However, as good as the lead would be for the Reds, Klopp has confirmed that he is not thinking that far ahead.

"I don't think like this as it's difficult enough to win the game or even get a point," he said. "I don't think about five-point gap, 31 games from the end, it's nothing."

Georginio Wijnaldum during Liverpool's win over Leicester (Image: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Klopp added: "It will be tough and intense for both sides. It’s a big one.

"It already sounds good, and we have to make sure it is good. Both teams know it won’t be an easy game.

"The best preparation for Saturday’s game is Wednesday’s game.

"There will be different players but we will learn from the game."

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