Of course there’s no guarantee yet he’ll make the matchday squad, but having an extra senior back could make such a difference for Klopp’s options off the bench.
Of course, there are a few who are guaranteed a starting spot—and Roberto Firmino‘s importance to the team will be highlighted both on and off the ball against Real Madrid.
Sadio Mane has also ended the season in excellent form and may be an underestimated part of the Reds’ attack by their final opponents.
At the other end of the pitch, Virgil van Dijk will be the leader the Reds look to in attempting to keep out Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.
It will be the Reds’ fast-paced combination plays which hope to open up Madrid, and there was plenty of that on show at Anfield as the squad prepared.
Rondo time at Anfield ?? pic.twitter.com/VyVDzFSwTp
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) May 21, 2018
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) May 21, 2018
Liverpool Squad Training at Anfield
Goalkeepers: Karius, Mignolet, Ward, Kelleher
Defenders: Van Dijk, Lovren, Klavan, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Robertson, Moreno
Midfielders: Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Can, Lallana, Woodburn, Jones
Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Mane, Ings, Solanke, Camacho