Adam Lallana fit vs. Chelsea, but Nathaniel Clyne an injury doubt

30 January 2017

Adam Lallana is fine to play against Chelsea, but Nathaniel Clyne may not be risked for the crucial match at Anfield on Tuesday night.


Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Klopp said midfielder Lallana – who sat out Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Wolves due to a minor injury – is fine to face Antonio Conte’s side.

But right-back Clyne will be assessed again ahead of the game, with an ongoing rib injury keeping him on the sidelines.

“We have to wait,” said Klopp on Clyne, who did a running session with fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer on Sunday afternoon.

Clyne initially returned against Swansea City last week, clearly playing through some pain, and therefore sat out the defeats to Southampton and Wolves.

With Clyne a doubt for the important clash on Tuesday, Klopp opted not to risk Trent Alexander-Arnold against Wolves, with Connor Randall making a surprise start instead.

Alexander-Arnold now looks likely to start against Chelsea on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Klopp explained that midfielder Ovie Ejaria suffered a ligament injury against Wolves, saying he would be out for a long time and that “it’s serious.”

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