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Klopp provides update on two key Liverpool players in the run up to Porto clash

Klopp provides update on two key Liverpool players in the run up to Porto clash

Henderson and Robertson status still unknown

Liverpool are in their final preparations for matchday five of the Champions League in Group B as they are set to welcome Portuguese giants FC Porto to Anfield tomorrow night having already been guaranteed group winners after securing a 7-point lead over Dragões with two matches to spare, but could be missing two key players for the clash according to boss Jürgen Klopp.

The German headmaster gave updates on both club captain Jordan Henderson and key left-back Andrew Robertson ahead of tomorrow but was unable to declare either player fit for service ahead of the European home fixture and was coy on whether their chances on featuring are close.

Henderson featured for England in their 5-0 rout against Albania over the international break but picked up a knock and subsequently left the Three Lions camp early and missed the San Marino fixture as a result. His failure to make the starting XI against Arsenal at the weekend and only being given 14-minutes shows that he is likely not close to a return to the Liverpool starting XI especially given the uncertainty shown by Klopp.

As for Robertson, the Scottish international was only 50-50 to face Arsenal at the weekend after an injury scare on international duty and did not feature at all against the Gunners as he continued to be monitored closely by club physios. It seems likely that, with passage into the knockout stage secure as group winners, Robertson will not be rushed back for Liverpool with tricky domestic fixtures to come for the Reds.

Liverpool back on track in 4-0 thrashing

After a narrow 3-2 loss against West Ham before the international break that ended their unbeaten run in the 2021-22 season, Liverpool got back on track in the Premier League against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in a 4-0 thrashing of the Gunners at Anfield.

Klopp provides update on two key Liverpool players in the run up to Porto clash

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal gestures to Juergen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on November 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Sadio Mané and Trent Alexander-Arnold led the goal contributions on the day, with Mané bagging a goal and adding an assist while TAA was credited with a brace of helpers against an Arsenal side that, despite their impressive run of form, were thrown back down to earth and given a stark reminder that they are still off the pace of the top-three sides this season.

There was even a touchline scrap between Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta during the first half on Merseyside, as both were eventually shown yellow cards by match official Michael Oliver.

The result was the perfect tonic for the Reds to have normal service in the league resumed as they look forward to domestic clashes with Southampton, Everton, and Wolves just over the horizon.

This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford FC 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
17 Watford FC 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4