Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp will assess the health of Joe Gomez forward of Wednesday’s [14 February] Champions League conflict towards Porto however has Ragnar Klavan obtainable as soon as once more.
Each defenders had been named in a 25-man travelling squad that left Merseyside for Lisbon on Tuesday [13 February afternoon with even Emre Can making the journey, regardless of a suspension that guidelines him out of the first-leg of the final 16 tie towards the Portuguese giants.
Gomez, 20, missed the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur because of a knee damage which additionally dominated him out of the journey to St Mary’s on Sunday the place Liverpool cruised to a 2-Zero win.
However whereas the England worldwide has made the journey to Portugal, Klopp insists he won’t be rushed again for the sake of it.
“I do not know but if he’ll [Gomez] be obtainable on Wednesday, however I feel he has an opportunity,” Klopp instructed Liverpool’s official website.
“All he is completed up to now has appeared good, however it’s all been about ready for the response. I noticed him this morning, he appeared good as nicely.
“We now have a session tonight and tomorrow morning, so it is dependent upon how he seems to be in coaching after which I’ll begin excited about it. I do not need to make stress or rush him; it will be cool if he’s obtainable however we are going to see.”
Klavan in the meantime has missed the membership’s final three matches via damage however is on the market for choice on the Estadio de Dragao.
“We needs to be OK kind of – just about the one one who is totally out of the sport on the airplane is Emre Can due to his suspension. Raggy is sweet and he is match.”
Nathaniel Clyne in the meantime was a shock inclusion within the travelling celebration regardless of having not performed this season because of a long-running again damage. The previous Southampton defender is again in full coaching, the club have confirmed, though it will likely be a while earlier than he will likely be thought-about for choice once more.
“Clyney is again; in fact, it’s completely too early to consider him, however he’s again in regular coaching, in order that’s cool,” Klopp stated.
“He is been coaching for 2 days however after that lengthy of a break, it’ll take time till he is ready to play.”