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Trent Alexander-Arnold Fit to Face Brentford, Firmino “In Contention”

James Milner will also be available for selection but Thiago and Naby Keïta will miss Saturday’s match.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool will have three players back in contention to play on Saturday when they take on Brentford in Premier League action, with Jürgen Klopp saying that Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner will be available while Roberto Firmino is a possibility.

Young right back Neco Williams has also returned to full training this week. However, it’s not all good news on the injury front, with midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keïta having both ruled out two days before the Reds’ next match is set to kick off.

“Trent was a little bit ill,” the manager noted. “He’s back in training, trained yesterday, and will be fine. James was a similar thing to Trent so he should be recovered. I saw him running around here, nobody told me differently, I assume he will be in training.

“Neco made [his] first steps the day before yesterday. Naby probably not. It’s not a serious thing but we have to wait until the pain settles. We will see about that. Thiago, no chance. Bobby trained already for two or three days, so he is back in contention.”

Liverpool have started their season with four wins and a draw in the league to see them top of the table, a victory in their opening Champions League group game against AC Milan, and a League Cup triumph over Premier League strugglers Norwich City.

After this Saturday’s league game at ninth-place upstarts Brentford the Reds travel to Porto for their second European match of the season on Tuesday before a home game against Manchester City on October 3rd ahead of the international break.

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