PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Positive injury news for Liverpool ahead of pivotal Man City match

Jurgen Klopp has delivered largely good news for Liverpool ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City.

The Reds boss named largely a shadow squad against Everton at the weekend, with three players on the bench who have yet to debut for the senior team.

In addition, the likes of Danny Ings and Ragnar Klavan made rare starts as fitness and availability meant a juggling act for the manager.

Coming just a few days before the all-important return leg at the Etihad, there were fears that Liverpool would be similarly stretched on Tuesday—but Klopp had a positive message in his pre-game press conference.

Most notable was his confidence that key forward Mohamed Salah would train on Monday evening having recovered sufficiently to be considered.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. (Martin Rickett/PA Wire.)

“It’s not sure 100 per cent,” said the boss.

“We’ll see if he can be part of training, rather [more] yes than no but we wait and see the reaction tomorrow and we’ll make a decision.”

There was also good news involving the left-back spot, filled by Klavan at the weekend.

Andrew Robertson and Alberto Moreno should both be back and available in midweek, reports LiverpoolFC.com, leaving James Milner free to play in midfield.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 31, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson during the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. (Pic by Dave Shopland/Propaganda)

“With Robbo and Alberto, we have to wait a little bit but of course [we have] big hope they will be back.

Ben Woodburn is back after a long period and trained yesterday completely normal, which is really good for us.”

Liverpool will still be without Emre Can, however, with the news his back injury has not cleared up.

There is currently no timescale for the German’s return, and with Jordan Henderson suspended for the second leg at City it is probable Gini Wijnaldum will play as the deepest midfielder instead.

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