Liverpool spent last week worrying about the fitness of defenders Joël Matip and Dejan Lovren, but it’s all clear on the injury front as they prepare for Tuesday’s Champions League match in Russia against Spartak Moscow with the duo both training today following appearances against Leicester City on the weekend.
Only long-term absentees Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana are unavailable due to injury, and both continue to train on their own, with Lallana potentially set to return to team training by the end of the month. Joe Gomez, suspended following the club’s last European match, will also be unavailable for selection.
His unavailability for Tuesday was part of why he played on the weekend ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who will now be in line for a start in Russia. Alexander-Arnold will be the only teenager involved for Liverpool on Tuesday evening, though, as Ben Woodburn has been left off Jürgen Klopp’s travelling squad.
Despite impressing in the pre-season with Liverpool and again while on international duty with Wales, it has been hard for Woodburn to get minutes with the first team this year so far, and instead of a potential bench place with the senior side on Tuesday he will be starting in that evening’s UEA Youth League game.