The Reds boss has named a heavily modified squad for the midweek draw with Norwich, allowing several of his squad a few extra days to recover.
Speaking Thursday, Klopp revealed that he expects to have Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino vying for the trip to West London, both having resumed training.
The German coach also provided the latest information on whether Naby Keïta , James Milner and Thiago Alcantara will be ready in time for the next Premier League clash as the trio have had their own injury worries.
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” Thirty [Alexander-Arnold] was not injured, Trent was a little sick. He’s back in training, trained yesterday and will be fine, ”said Klopp.
” Police officer [Firmino] trained for two or three days already so he’s back in contention, let me put it like that. We used it a bit like a “joker” [in training].
“But he will be in normal training and then we will have to decide whether to take him with us or not. Porto, 100 percent. Brentford, we have to see.
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Conor Bradley made his Liverpool right-back debut against Norwich in midweek, after Klopp was unable to call on Alexander-Arnold, as well as MPs Neco Williams and James Milner being unavailable.
Naby Keita also started the game at Carrow Road but suffered a half-time injury as Thiago’s absence also allowed teenager Tyler Morton to make his first appearance in the Reds shirt, alongside Curtis Jones .
With six people in total on his injury list, Klopp gave the latest news on the other four players handling their recovery, as the Reds look to return to full strength against Brentford.
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« James [Milner] was a similar thing to Trent, so he should be picked up. I saw him run here, nobody told me otherwise – I guess he will train today, ”said Klopp the club website.
” Near [Keita] probably not. It’s okay but you have to wait until the pain sets in, roughly. We’ll see. Thiago, no chance.
“Neco did [his] first steps the day before yesterday; yesterday [was] a [recovery] daytime; will be in training today, if it’s 100 percent we’ll see how he can cope.