Liverpool pair set to return to training ahead of Wolves as injury issues ease

Liverpool could be about to welcome two of their walking wounded back to the squad ahead of Sunday’s clash with Wolves if Jurgen Klopp’s comments are to be believed.

Nine first-team players were absent for the midweek Champions League win over Ajax at Anfield, in which midfielder Curtis Jones scored the only goal as the Reds qualified for the last-16.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker is the latest to join the injury list after he pulled up with a hamstring complaint in the draw with Brighton, with Klopp confirming that he will miss the clash with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men at the weekend.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri are also still nursing issues and look unlikely to feture.

Klopp will hope to see some of his injured stars return

However, both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita could be in line to play after Klopp had previously confirmed they weren’t too far away from a return to training.

Speaking on Monday before the Ajax game, he said: “They are all getting closer.

“With Naby we have to check still. With the other two (he was referring to Alexander-Arnold and Shaqiri), they will not be ready (for Ajax).

“Trent looks quite good. Nobody gave me green light for tonight so he will not train with the team.

Alexander-Arnold and Keita could soon be back in training

“He has been outside doing his rehab stuff, that looks really good.

“But from what I saw today, it will not be that long anymore with Trent.”

Klopp likes to put his players through at least two training sessions before they return to action, meaning that involvement on Friday is set to be key over whether or not any returning player can face Wolves.

The Reds boss will hold his pre-match press conference at 12.30 GMT on Friday.

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