3rd March 2017
Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool will assess Dejan Lovren’s fitness to see if he can figure in Saturday’s clash with Arsenal, but Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge will miss the Anfield encounter.
Lovren resumed full training this week after recovering from a knee injury that had kept him sidelined since the Reds’ draw with Chelsea on January 31.
Klopp and his staff will make a decision on whether the centre-back can feature against the Gunners; however, Henderson (foot) and Sturridge (hip strain) are ruled out.
The manager told reporters: “For Jordan it will be too soon, for sure. That will take time. Dejan, we will see. He [did] part of team training the day before yesterday, and then yesterday he was in full team training.
“Now we have to see how he reacts on this. He will be involved in training again, if nobody tells me anything different. Then we have to make a decision.
“It’s not the longest, he was out for pretty much four weeks, [he has been] training for three days and in the end I have to make a decision. I am not sure about it [at the moment].”
Klopp continued: “Daniel was ill – really, really ill. Now he has a strain in his hip muscle. It happened in the rehab session.
“It’s not the biggest one, it’s very small, but it keeps him out of normal training for probably another week. In this week he can train, but not in team training.”