Jurgen Klopp says he has no new injury concerns ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Newcastle, despite Tuesday’s trip to Russia.
The Reds head to St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon looking for back-to-back Premier League away wins, having seen off Leicester City last weekend.
Having suffered from plenty of injury problems during Klopp’s tenure, with the German’s demanding approach often seen a possible reason for it, the squad looks in a healthy place.
The Liverpool manager says none of the players who featured in Tuesday’s draw with Spartak Moscow are unavailable.
And, furthermore, Klopp provided an encouraging update on the recoveries of Clyne (back) and Lallana (thigh).
“There are no concerns. We have a few knocks, we will see. I’ll know, finally, tomorrow probably,” Klopp told reporters at Melwood.
“Both [Clyne and Lallana] are doing really well, but they are not in team training.
“With Clyne it was not too sure, but he’s made good steps. For Adam it is completely normal, how we thought it would be.”
“[Lallana] has no problems any more, but we can’t rush in this.”
It is refreshing to see Klopp have so many options at the moment, with injuries derailing their title charge last season.
The return of both Clyne and Lallana will be an added boost, too, with the duo integral members of the team since their respective arrivals from Southampton.