Liverpool get yet more injury boosts before Denmark trip as teens set to feature

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri trained with Liverpool on Tuesday as the Reds limbered up for their Champions League trip to Denmark to face FC Midtjylland.

The attacking midfield pair look to be the next two Reds stars to return from injury in the coming days, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita also involved in the session having come off the bench in the win over Wolves.

Wednesday’s group stage dead rubber against the already-eliminated Danes might end up coming too soon for Oxlade-Chamberlain and Shaqiri, particularly the former, although they could be ready for selection in time for Sunday’s trip to Fulham in the Premier League.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is set to make a host of changes for the clash in Denmark as Liverpool have already won the group, with several youngsters pressing for a place in the team.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took part in the session

Midfielders Jake Cain and Leighton Clarkson trained with the team on Tuesday and will be hopeful of making their Champions League debuts having been unused substitutes at times this season.

Both Cain and Clarkson started in midfield together in the young LIverpool side which beat Shrewsbury in the FA Cup last season, but neither has played for the first team since.

Defenders Neco and Rhys Williams also trained with the group, and both would be expected to start, while there could be a debut for highly-rated young centre-back Billy Koumetio.

Leighton Clarkson could be one of the youngsters involved

Klopp faces a difficult call over selecting some of his more senior stars though, with the likes of Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all potential candidates to be rested.

Joel Matip and Curtis Jones weren’t spotted at the session on Tuesday, with the pair likely to be given the game off.

Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher – who faced media duties before the game – is expected to start for the third fixture in a row.

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