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Friday brought two positive injury updates and a funny dig at an ex-player from Jurgen Klopp, as Liverpool continued their preparations for Monday’s trip to Man United.

 

Gomez “will start” at Old Trafford

The injury list is one we all wish we could be blissfully unaware of. Unfortunately, we can’t be.

But Klopp did offers a couple of positive updates on Friday, confirming Joe Gomez “will start” having only been fit enough to come off the bench against Crystal Palace due to a “little” issue.

It means he will partner Virgil van Dijk from the start for the first time since the trip to Newcastle in the league back in April.

Nat Phillips appeared to only take part in a light session, while Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate are both unavailable – two of the 11 players forced to miss Thursday’s training.

The other piece of good news is that Roberto Firmino trained “completely normal” and is “ready” for the trip to Man United – which is a godsend after Darwin Nunez‘s suspension.

Unfortunately, there were no other positive updates from the boss – but no news is good news, right?

 

3 things today: Cheeky dig, questionable reponse

  • Naby Keita‘s exit rumours have “absolutely nothing” to them, Klopp insisted. His No. 8 has been “in training, looks really good” and could have a big role to play at United
  • Klopp took a cheeky dig at Gabby Agbonlahor for his over-the-top criticism, saying he doesn’t remember him “as a mentality monster on the pitch.” Burn! There was a response, but, perhaps, Gabby ought to have thought better of it!
  • Casemiro is expected to sign with Man United in the coming days, their midfield dart finally leads to an arrival, but even if the deal is completed before Monday, he cannot feature against Liverpool

 

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  • Leicester are hoping to tie down James Maddison with a new contract with negotiations now underway, as per the Telegraph, in the aftermath of two rejected bids from Newcastle

 

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