Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to make do without Thiago Alcantara for the Reds’ Champions League trip with Atalanta.
Thiago was injured in the Merseyside derby last month having signed from Bayern Munich in the summer.
He is not the only Liverpool star that has spent times on the sidelines in recent weeks with Joel Matip and Naby Keita also having been injured.
Though that duo could return to action with Klopp revealing that both have returned to full training.
Matip’s return particularly will be a boost for Klopp as he looks for a partner for Joe Gomez with Virgil van Dijk in a battle to play again this season.
Nat Phillips, who impressed in defence against West Ham at the weekend, is not available as he is not in Liverpool’s Champions League squad.
Though Klopp is hopeful he will have plenty of options for Tuesday night’s clash after two European wins from two.
“Naby and Joel trained yesterday with the team, in full, but Thiago didn’t,” said Klopp. “So, that’s the situation.
“I have really no idea what I do with this information in the moment because yes, they trained, that’s good, it’s better than if they don’t train.
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“But we have to see what we do with it. We have another day to make these decisions.
“A lot of players will be on the plane hopefully, and so decisions will be made late, late, late.”
Pressed further on the injury situation, Klopp continued: “We have to wait until medical department gives us green or orange or red light.
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“We have more centre-halves available than we probably will line up together, so that's good."
Fabinho remains out too for Liverpool, with Klopp expecting a tough test from Serie A side Atalanta.
He added: “This is the biggest challenge we have in the Champions League so far.
“Atalanta are very difficult to play against, slightly similar to Leeds in their approach. It will be a tough one.”
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