Jurgen Klopp provides fitness updates on Liverpool trio ahead of Atalanta

Jurgen Klopp provides fitness updates on Liverpool trio ahead of Atalanta

Atalanta vs Liverpool

Liverpool are set to return to European action in just over 24 hours’ time.

Despite losing Virgil van Dijk to injury, the Reds have continued to pick up results both domestically and in the Champions League of late.

Liverpool’s last outing saw them pick up a 2-1 win over West Ham, hot on the heels of a victory over FC Midtjylland in midweek.

The latter of these results means that Jurgen Klopp’s men head into the latest round of European action top of their Champions League group.

However, they are now set for arguably their toughest test of the season so far.

Atalanta are currently 2nd in Group D, and their free-flowing, attacking football may prove too much for a Liverpool side without their star centre-back.

Jurgen Klopp

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Jurgen Klopp the head coach / manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield on December 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool team news update

Jurgen Klopp held his pre-Atalanta press conference on Monday afternoon.

During the presser, Klopp discussed a number of topics, one of which surrounded the fitness of several Liverpool stars.

And, for the most part, the news proved positive from a Reds perspective.

Both Joel Matip and Naby Keita trained on Sunday, though Klopp suggested that this doesn’t necessarily mean they are ready to play.

Thiago Alcantara, on the other hand, did not train, suggesting he is set to miss out once again on Tuesday:

“Naby and Joel trained yesterday with the team, full, Thiago didn’t. So, that’s the situation.

“I have really no idea what I do with this information in the moment because yes, they trained, that’s good, it’s better than if they don’t train. But we have to see what we do with it.

“We have another day to make these decisions. A lot of players will be on the plane hopefully, and so decisions will be made late, late, late.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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