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Klopp on Fitness of Henderson, Origi, and Ings

Liverpool will take no risks with the injured trio before the end of the season.

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After the night comes the morning. Liverpool must focus on three Premier League games before attempting to end a season full of doubt, change, belief, consternation, and dissatisfaction on a truly memorable note. This season has mainly belonged to Jürgen Klopp despite Brendan Rodgers presiding over the opening months of a campaign designed to restart Liverpool's fire. Whatever power lay within the fans and players is now ablaze and in full effect, evidenced by Liverpool reaching two major finals in just seven months under Klopp's tutelage.

However, there are other concerns for the manager to consider. Liverpool benefited significantly from the return of the club's midfield leader in Emre Can, and if the possibility exists, another player or two returning from injury could help keep key players fresh ahead of the Europa League final on 18 May. Klopp, however, is loathe to take any risks with Danny Ings, Divock Origi, and Jordan Henderson with less than a handful of games remaining.

"I don't know exactly in this moment," Klopp said. "[Henderson] was really celebrating yesterday after the game! I saw in his eyes he thinks he has a chance, so that's the first and most important step in the right direction. The same with Divock Origi, but we will see, I have no idea.

"Before you are able to play in the final on the Wednesday after the season, the latest moment after a long break when you should be available is the Sunday before - then there's a chance, but there is no situation for taking the risk.

"Hendo is in a really good way, so it is really good for England because there is no doubt at this moment about being fit for the European Championships."

Both players will be desperate to prove their fitness to join Liverpool's squad to take on defending Europa League champions Sevilla as well as earn a spot in their respective national squads for Euro 2016 in France. It appears that availability for the final league game of the season against West Bromwich Albion will be the deciding factor for Klopp when it comes to naming any injured players in his squad for the final. Danny Ings, though, is pushing as hard as possible to make an appearance before the season is out. Ings' zeal seemed to impress Klopp:

"I don't know, but I am pretty sure Danny wants it! He was in training and in Germany we have a word that means ‘early shape' - he came back into training after a long, long break at the highest level. He is a good striker; I knew this before but now I have seen it. In this moment, it makes no sense [to risk] - we have all these fit players.

"If we have the opportunity, if there is a chance, we will do it, but we will not force it, we will not push it, we will not press it. If there is an opportunity, we will do it, but Danny's time will come - 100 per cent.

"If there is an opportunity this season we will do it, but if not then he has a long pre-season, which is brilliant for him and for us. Then he will be available next season."

Liverpool have options in midfield and attack without the trio, but it looks like they're on their way back and pushing for minutes. Liverpool should be trying to finish as high in the league as possible, even with a European final looming. Emre Can showed that a player can make a surprise return and be fit enough to play a key role, and by doing so when he was needed most must inspire others to join him if they can.

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