Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has, on Saturday, provided a late update on the fitness of Diogo Jota, ahead of his side’s meeting with Crystal Palace.
Klopp and co. are set to return to action tomorrow evening.
The Reds will welcome Roy Hodgson’s Palace to Anfield, as part of the final round of Premier League fixtures.
Liverpool, unlike their opponents, head into proceedings with it all to play for, amid a tense battle for Champions League football in the English top-flight.
As things stand, the Merseysiders occupy the final top-4 berth, on the back of four straight league wins.
Leicester City, though, too sit on 66 points, meaning any slip up on Liverpool’s part could prove hugely costly, following an altogether challenging campaign to date.
‘Don’t know yet…’
As such, it goes without saying that Jurgen Klopp will no doubt be keen to have as many of his key performers fit and available for selection as possible in 24 hours’ time.
In turn, speaking during a pre-Palace press conference this afternoon, the Reds boss provided an update on the wellbeing of his squad.
The main focus, of course, centered on Diogo Jota, with the Portuguese having been forced to sit out Liverpool’s last two outings, after picking up a foot injury at Old Trafford last week.
Whilst it was initially suggested that Jota looked likely to miss the remainder of the campaign, though, subsequent updates have proven of a more positive nature.
And, speaking on Saturday evening, Klopp confirmed that his gifted attacker could yet return to feature at Anfield on Sunday:
‘I don’t know yet. It all looked good and he will probably train today – that was the plan yesterday.’
‘And when he can train, we have a look how he trains and then we make a decision if he will be involved.’
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 22, 2021