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Liverpool vs Red Bull Salzburg: Injury update on Lallana, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Fabinho and Matip

Adam Lallana continues to battle with injuries. [Image: Getty]

Liverpool have confirmed their squad for the Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday and Adam Lallana has been ruled out due to injury.

The Reds at least need a point to guarantee their place in the last 16 of the competition.

Meanwhile, Gini Wijnaldum and Dejan Lovren are both back from their minor knocks and could both start on Tuesday.

Lovren was forced off 40 minutes into last weekend clash at the Vitality Stadium, and was replaced by Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool went on to win 3-0.

Klopp told : “Gini and Dejan are completely fine. Adam is not coming but will be back in training on Thursday. Under pressure we probably could have used him, but we didn’t want to make pressure. How I said, it’s a small thing.

“It would have been maybe a risk [to consider Lallana against Salzburg], I’m not sure, but we decided to leave him at Melwood and then he can train with the team from Thursday.”

However, Klopp was reluctant to specify a time period on the recoveries of Fabinho and Matip, the Reds’ only other senior concerns.

The German man however, made it clear at this stage they will play a part over the hectic festive period.

On Fabinho and Matip, Klopp added: “There is no pressure from my side. It’s clear they will not be in before Christmas – not this year, actually. So why should we ask every five seconds if there’s some improvement or not?

“I know everybody involved is doing whatever they can. There will be a moment when somebody comes to me and tells me, ‘One week for him, two weeks for him’ and I’ll start telling you.”

After Tuesday’s game in the Champions League, the Reds next game will be against Watford at Anfield on Sunday.


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