Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Southampton this weekend, Jurgen Klopp provided an injury update on Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno and Ragnar Klavan.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was in absolutely spectacular form against Spurs when the North London side visited Anfield on Sunday and his display at right back might have made many Liverpool supporters forget that Joe Gomez is in fact injured.
James Pearce reported last night for the Liverpool ECHO that Joe Gomez is a doubt to face Southampton this weekend and Jurgen Klopp confirmed as much in his pre-match press conference.
Speaking to a room full of reporters at Melwood, Klopp said: “He was running outside but not with the team but that means he’s close.”
Klopp then added: “I don’t think he has a chance for Sunday if they don’t come in and say the running was the good! We can have him this afternoon as well but then Porto, there’s a chance. We will see.”
On the other defensive flank, Alberto Moreno edges closer to full fitness despite not being fit enough to make an appearance this week for Liverpool’s U23s.
On the Spaniard, Klopp said: “Alberto needed only two days again and looked good yesterday. That’s it – nothing else at the moment.”
In other injured fullback news, Klopp didn’t provide an update on Nathaniel Clyne after last week saying that the Englishman is as healthy and close to a return to action as he has been since he got injured in pre-season.
The German, however, did confirm that Ragnar Klavan has been training the last two days although that might count for little with all of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren ahead of him in the pecking order.