Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold is ready to resume full training ahead of Liverpool’s Saturday clash with Watford.
The right-back was ruled out of Liverpool’s quarter-finals clash with Nothingham Forest due to a hamstring problem and could not make a return to feature for England during the international break.
Klopp in his pre-match press conference said it is “”possible”” he makes a return against Watford:
“Trent trained yesterday, parts, and will be in full training today – and we have to see what we do with it.
“I know and I heard how it is obviously in this country – it’s more than in other countries, I can tell you – Trent wanted to go to the national team, just to make sure that everybody [is aware]. He couldn’t.
“You can see the scans, with these pictures you cannot go anywhere. But sometimes injuries, thank God, are not that serious that you are out for five or six weeks; sometimes it’s two weeks and that’s the case with Trent.
“It will be tight for tomorrow but it’s possible after all I hear. It’s different if you are part of team training, it depends what you could do before and he was really with our rehab and fitness department, it was really intense what he did before he trained with us.
“So physically, he should be fine, now I have to make the decision about rhythm and these kinds of things.”
On whether the youngster will ‘definitely’ be ready for next week’s Champions League trip to Benfica, the manager said: “I think so.”
Naby Keita on the other hand remains a doubt.
Klopp said: “Yesterday Naby couldn’t train, felt a little bit here and there. I don’t know exactly yet, nobody called me yet about Naby for today. So we will see how he is for today. Apart from that, we had them pretty much all available.”
On Keita’s injury, he said:
“Yeah, but that was kind of OK. Then he trained once and then he felt [it] again, so we need to see. Not sure if he will be, or can be, involved tomorrow.”