A topsy-turvy week of Covid results threw a spanner in the works for the Reds with Alexander-Arnold the only “real positive” after the Chelsea game, with the rest false positives.
“Trent and Ali trained yesterday, Div and Thiago [did] not. That’s it pretty much,” Klopp told reporters in his squad update.
“Like always in these times, all players apart from the injured, test [positive] or in Africa playing AFCON, all should be available.”
And while the game is far too soon for Harvey Elliott, the manager provided a welcome update on the 18-year-old’s progress while also confirming there is nothing to worry about over Andy Robertson‘s knock.
“Harvey Elliott looks really promising out on the pitch, did not train with the team yet but I do not think we are too far away from team training, what he is doing at the moment looks really good,” Klopp added.
“Robbo got a little knock in Shrewsbury game but looks fine. I’m not sure I forgot everyone but the rest is available.”
And they are to be in the running for a place in the squad alongside the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Ibrahima Konate, Roberto Firmino, Kostas Tsimikas, Curtis Jones, Takumi Minamino and Caoimhin Kelleher.
It leaves plenty of options for Klopp this time around as they look to build a strong foundation on home soil ahead of next week’s second leg.