Liverpool host Crystal Palace at Anfield later today and Jurgen Klopp says that there is a chance that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georginio Wijnaldum will be fit to play a part.

Earlier this week, news broke that Trent had suffered a nasty little knee injury that would keep him out for four weeks after he played through pain against Brighton a week ago at the Amex Stadium.

In his pre-Crystal Palace press conference, however, Jurgen Klopp says the young Scouser will be given every chance to prove his fitness before the Eagles arrive at Anfield this afternoon.

The German says Georginio Wijnaldum, who picked up a minor injury, will also be given the same chance to make an impression and earn a spot in the starting XI. For Liverpool, having both players fit could be a huge boost against a tricky Crystal Palace side.

 

Speaking at his pre-match press conference at Melwood on Friday, Klopp said: “Gini and Trent, we will decide day by day. It’s of course not cool.

“The exceptional part of that story is that they both played 90 minutes [at Brighton]. The whole world saw what happened to Trent – what a boy, unbelievable. We played the game and afterwards, we got the information that he had [an injury].

“Nothing happened during the game, it was all stable and good. It was just what happened before the game; adrenaline is obviously an interesting thing, it gives you the opportunity to do a bit more than you would expect. We will see.

“For both, it will be really, really close for tomorrow. I don’t want to close any doors before anybody tells me I have to.”

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