Earlier today, reports emerged that both Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold had played against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday while carrying minor knocks, with Gomez’ preventing him from starting and Alexander-Arnold’s limiting him to a poor first half.
Not long after, England released their squad for the upcoming November internationals. And it had Gomez and Alexander-Arnold in it, along with Jordan Henderson, who has been out since Huddersfield when he came off at the half with a tight hamstring.
The good news is that, at least according to The Liverpool Echo, this is because all three players are expected fit to face Fulham on Sunday—though many fans will still be a little bothered by them heading out on international duty immediately afterwards.
Still, it’s news that should give Jürgen Klopp a nearly full squad to choose from on the weekend, with Xherdan Shaqiri back in contention after he was left home against Red Star and Naby Keïta expected to be ready to go from the start of the match.
That leaves just Dejan Lovren’s status uncertain, with the defender missing the mid-week European tie through illness. Long-term injury absentees Nathaniel Clyne and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also remain sidelined.