Jurgen Klopp provides an injury update ahead of Benfica tie

Jurgen Klopp provides an injury update ahead of Benfica tie

Liverpool face off against Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and Jurgen Klopp has given us an injury update ahead of the game.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, as cited by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Klopp confirmed that he has a full squad to choose from for Tuesday's game.

"We have a full squad available for the game. Curtis had a little swelling, which disappeared overnight. Trent now for 4-5 days has been ready as well."

Anfield Watch Verdict

This is great news for tomorrow's game but it's also amazing news for the remainder of the season. Having a full squad is going to be massive if we want to win the quadruple.

Even though Klopp has his preferred starting 11 for each game, it's impossible for the same players to play every remaining fixture.

With Trent returning to the team, that should give everyone a massive boost too. He's our main creator but even without him against Watford, we didn't really miss him too much. Credit to Joe Gomez for his impressive display at the weekend.

Despite Jones having a poor game against Watford, he was apparently subbed due to an injury but it will be good to have him back in and around the squad.

Naby Keita is also back in full training after being withdrawn from the Guinea squad.

It was such a shame when Klopp confirmed that Naby was injured as he was finally starting to show us his class.

Thankfully it hasn't been a massive setback, which means the Guinea captain should be able to refind his form.

With five subs available for Champions League games, we should expect to see a lot of fringe players get minutes against Benfica to keep their match sharpness up for the final few months of the season.

Hopefully, the Reds can come away from Portugal with a sizeable advantage to take back to Anfield for the second leg!

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