Jurgen Klopp gives Ben Doak hint after injury comeback

Jurgen Klopp has revealed Ben Doak is fit to play a part in Liverpool's Europa League clash against Toulouse on Thursday night.

The 17-year-old winger was tipped for a breakout season in the cup competitions this season, having made five appearances for the Reds in all competitions in 2022/23.

However, game time has been limited for the former Celtic prodigy who has played just 139 minutes of first-team football across all competitions so far.

An injury picked up on international duty with the Scotland Under-21 squad during the last international break has further halted Doak's progress, with his last outing of any kind for Liverpool coming against Leicester in the Carabao Cup back in September.

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However, speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Toulouse on Thursday, Klopp confirmed that Doak is once again fully fit and an 'option' to be involved against the French side.

"Obviously Ben really showed up for us, played a really good pre-season," the manager said. "He had these minutes with us, had a real impact, Europa League and stuff like this, came on in the Premier League as well and then had this injury.

"That always for a boy is not cool; it costs a bit of rhythm.

"Now he is back with us, fully training and so is an option for tomorrow, which is really, really helpful for us. As I said, we have to make changes – but we want to make changes with quality.

"Ben has obvious quality and that's why it's really helpful."

Elsewhere, Klopp confirmed that Ryan Gravenberch, Curtis Jones and Virgil van Dijk have not travelled with the squad for the clash, with minor injury issues.

Liverpool can confirm qualification for the knockout stage of the Europa League with a point in France, and could even be crowned group winners with a win – if Union S-G fail to beat LASK.

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