Between the congested fixture list and the league being done and dusted for Liverpool, it’s hard to predict quite what the Reds will look like when they take on Arsenal on Wednesday evening in the Premier League.
What we do know is that James Milner won’t be ready to go this week, though manager Jürgen Klopp does think the vice-captain be fit to play the final two games of the season.
“Millie is in contention for the Chelsea game,” Klopp noted at his pre-match press conference. “Nobody told me he that could be available for tomorrow and he didn’t train yesterday so that’s not a good sign, but it will be fine for Chelsea I am pretty sure.
“Apart from that no new injuries on the list, so we should have the same squad like we had for the Burnley game.”
No new injuries but no Milner—and, of course, no Jordan Henderson, with the captain sidelined for the remainder of the season and targeting a return for the start of the 2020-21 campaign in September.
And if Klopp continues his practice from the past few matches, the expectation will be to see a couple of youth or fringe players sprinkled into the starting elven. Though whether that means more minutes for Neco Williams and Curtis Jones or a chance for Harvey Elliott or Takumi Minamino, we’ll have to wait and see.