Thiago is, therefore, a doubt for the weekend, particularly given he had already missed over a week of training due to his isolation.
- Thiago, Minamino, Origi still out
- Adrian back after calf injury
- Elliott and Phillips continued non-contact training
- Alisson and Firmino not pictured with squad
Divock Origi is still not with the squad either, with the Belgian not seen since he scored in the 2-1 victory over AC Milan on December 7.
The striker is claimed to have suffered a “sore knee,” though given he has now missed over three weeks of action and is still not in team training, it would seem the issue is more severe.
Alisson could simply have been working away from the cameras with goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel, with the returning Adrian taking his place on the pitch alongside Caoimhin Kelleher, Marcelo Pitaluga and Harvey Davies.
Moreover, there is a chance Firmino is in extended recovery, having featured in each of the last four games since his recovery from a hamstring problem.
But it is also possible that either one or both could have tested positive for COVID-19, with negative lateral flow tests required to gain entry to Kirkby.
There were no other surprises in Liverpool’s training squad, with Klopp able to work with a strong group unlike his Chelsea counterpart Thomas Tuchel.
Liverpool squad in training on Thursday
Goalkeepers: Kelleher, Adrian, Pitaluga, Davies
Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Williams, Beck
Midfielders: Henderson, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Keita, Jones, Morton
Forwards: Salah, Mane, Jota
* Alisson and Firmino not pictured, but no issues reported.