By Alex Stevens
Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum are in the running to play against Manchester United on Monday night.
Jurgen Klopp revealed on Friday afternoon that the key Liverpool duo have not bee ruled out of the Premier League showdown at Anfield.
“We don’t know exactly who is available,” Klopp said, as quoted by This Is Anfield Twitter account. “We know about the issues with Gini and Adam, but they’re not ruled out.”
Klopp on injuries: “We don’t know exactly who is available. We know about the issues with Gini and Adam, but they’re not ruled out.”
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) October 14, 2016
Wijnaldum is recovering from a hip problem sustained on international duty after he was forced off an hour into Holland’s 1-0 defeat to France on Monday.
Lallana is in a race against time to recover from a groin injury that he sustained before the international break.
Klopp says Wijnaldum and Lallana not yet ruled out of United game #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) October 14, 2016
Wijnaldum has performed well for Liverpool since joining in the summer and has built a strong partnership with Jordan Henderson in midfield.
It would be a huge boost for his side if Klopp is able to select Wijnaldum for the big game, but Emre Can is likely to come in as a replacement if he loses his race for fitness.
Lallana suffered his groin injury in the early stages of Liverpool’s recent 2-1 league win against Swansea, which ruled him out of international duty with England.
Liverpool have not struggled in front of goal in the new campaign, bagging 18 goals from their first seven fixtures.
However, Lallana has been key to the Reds’ attack, assisting three goals and scoring three himself in eight appearances.
Fans of the Merseysiders will be hoping that if he does miss the match that his loss won’t effect the team too much against their fierce rivals, which see’s Klopp’s fourth-placed side take on Jose Mourinho’s sixth-place visitors.
In other Liverpool team news, Micky Quinn has given his verdict on Jordan Henderson.