Just before the pre-season matches for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has delivered injury updates on Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp passed on some crucial information regarding Trent Alexander- Arnold and Joe Gomez. Both defenders have been out of action with injuries and now await for the new campaign to begin.
For those who support the Reds, good news has arrived as Klopp said that both men will be considered for the pre-season games. During the course of the last season, Gomez sustained a knee ligament injury in November 2020.
Whereas, Alexander-Arnold was forced to sit in the dugout for the Euro 2020 run for England with a thigh problem. Nevertheless, ahead of friendlies with FC Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart on Tuesday, Klopp provided an update on Liverpool’s official website.
The German manager also talked about Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip’s return to fitness. He said: “It’s different [for each of them]. I think there is absolutely no doubt Joel can play on Tuesday.”
“Trent looks for me like [he can] but I will have to speak to the medical department and they will tell me if it is too early. I don’t think [it is], I think he could play a few minutes on Tuesday.”
“Then, Joe and Virgil are in a similar situation – not exactly the same, but similar. Both have done parts of our normal training and then they have to do extra parts.”
“Yesterday we had to do some sprints – hard sprints and these kinds of things, which we didn’t do in the normal training – so they do extra stuff and sometimes a little bit less if the things what we are doing is too intense for them. They are getting closer and closer, that’s the impression we have.”
“What they did in training so far worked really well and we will see when we can involve them in complete normal training – I don’t know that and I don’t rush it either. It makes no sense, we waited so long and now we can wait a few days longer, that’s no problem.”