Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Monday’s training of both Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson as normal and should do so again Tuesday before they play Crystal Palace.

In Sunday’s Merseyside derby draw with Everton, the Egyptian was only fit enough for the bench but didn’t get on while Robertson was completely left out of the matchday squad.

The Reds, who are on the brink of winning a first league title in 30 years, return to Wednesday night ‘s action against Palace at Anfield and Liverpool are both hopeful Salah and Robertson will be fit to play.

Speaking ahead of the game against Roy Hodgson ‘s side, Klopp confirmed on Monday that both players came as normal through training.

He hopes they’ll both do the same on Tuesday but refused to say if they’ll be ready to start at Anfield or not.

The German did confirm, however, that after coming off with injuries at Goodison Park, James Milner and Joel Matip will not be fit to play Palace.

He said: ‘He trained yesterday (Monday) fully natural, and will practice today (Tuesday). Natural so I’d say that he’s available then. You ‘re going to have to wait for a lineup.

‘The same is true of Robbo. He practiced normal yesterday as well so that’s the same thing.’

Speaking of the problems faced by Milner and Matip, he added: ‘We have to wait and figure out exactly how long it will take but they will not play tomorrow.’

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the game against the Eagles will represent the first home game to Liverpool at Anfield without supporters.

Though playing in front of an empty Kop, Klopp hopes his players will still be able to take some kind of home advantage.

He said: ‘One example was the derby. We did take it as it is. We ‘re not thinking any more about it. It is still a home game, we know where the stuff is.”

Sunday’s derby passed without fans gathering outside the ground and Klopp felt that was a good standard.


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