Jurgen Klopp’s side take on Porto in the Champions League (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp has delivered an update on injured Liverpool trio Nathaniel Clyne, Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan ahead of the side’s Champions League clash with Porto.
The Merseyside giants take on Porto for their much-anticipated round of 16 tie at the Estadio do Dragao following a convincing 2-0 victory away at Southampton in the Premier League.
Gomez has missed Liverpool’s last two matches with a knee problem, while fellow defender Klavan has recently returned to first-team training after suffering with a thigh strain.
The duo have been included in Liverpool’s 25-man squad for Wednesday night’s clash with Porto and are joined by Clyne who has missed the entire season with a back injury.
Asked about Clyne’s fitness, Klopp responded: ‘Clyney is back. Of course, it is absolutely too early to think about him, but he is back in normal training, so that’s cool.
‘He’s been training for two days but after that long of a break, it will take time until he is able to play.’
Liverpool’s 25-man squad for Porto clash
Karius, Mignolet, Ward, Grabara, Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Woodburn, Firmino, Salah, Mane, Ings, Solanke.
Joe Gomez will be checked on ahead of the tie (Picture: Getty)Klavan is fit to feature for Liverpool at Porto, while Klopp revealed that Gomez has a ‘chance’ of playing against the Portuguese outfit.
‘Our squad shape is OK in the moment, but we have a few things we are not too sure about. Joe needs to have a test tonight,’ he said.
‘We should be OK more or less – pretty much the only one who is completely out of the game on the plane is Emre Can because of his suspension. Raggy is good and he’s fit.
‘I don’t know yet if he’ll [Gomez] be available on Wednesday, but I think he has a chance.
‘All he’s done so far has looked good, but it’s all been about waiting for the reaction. I saw him this morning, he looked good as well.
‘We have a session tonight and tomorrow morning, so it depends on how he looks in training and then I will start thinking about it.
‘I don’t want to make pressure or rush him; it would be cool if he is available but we will see.’