Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xherdan Shaqiri ahead of their crunch clash with Spurs.

Klopp told the media that he is waiting for more information on whether or not the duo will be fit while Joe Gomez will definitely not be fit in time for kickoff.

“Yesterday they were all in training, for all three pretty much the first full session, so we have to see how they react,” said Jürgen Klopp at his pre-match press conference on Friday.

“There was actually no alternative for Shaq and Trent, not being involved in the games in that period. Anything else would have been really crazy because they needed that, they needed treatment, needed rehab and all that stuff.

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“Joe was back yesterday after 15 weeks, what a long time, but yesterday it looked really good. Of course, it’s early stages and he is really now adapting again to proper football training after having thousands of rehab sessions.

“They should all be OK, I heard nothing different this morning since I’ve been here, so they should be OK. They will train again today and then we will see.”

Having Trent Alexander-Arnold fit could genuinely be the difference between Liverpool beating Spurs and losing a costly game in the context of the Premier League title race.

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Liverpool have often suffered for creativity in Trent’s absence so if the young fullback is passed fit, it could be a crucial factor in how the game pans out.
If the Reds beat Spurs it will serve as a major confidence boost for the remainder of the title race. After that, Chelsea is the only obviously challenging game for Liverpool while City will still need to face Spurs and Manchester United.
 
After Pep Guardiola’s men beat Fulham, they went back to the top of the table and once again have a one-point lead which could be turned back into a two-point deficit.
Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his side can win all their games until the end of April when the Manchester Derby will take place and potentially decide the Premier League title race.

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Joe Gomez will definitely miss the Spurs game at Anfield this afternoon but his return to training is massively encouraging after he spent 15 weeks on the sidelines.
His return will likely not result in an immediate return to the starting lineup given how impressive Joel Matip has been in his and Dejan Lovren’s injury-enforced absence.
That said, his presence will only have a positive effect on the Cameroonian’s form as he will essentially be playing for his place in the team.
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