Liverpool provide injury updates on Harvey Elliott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Elliott hasn’t played since his ankle ligament injury against Leeds in September . Klopp was emotional when he saw the teenager go off with injury in the game and he spoke of his joy at his return to training .
“It’s outstanding,” Klopp said. “I have a really nice office with a really good view on the pitches and when Harvey did his rehab sessions the last weeks, I could watch probably five of them, so I got already excited by watching them and then he came back. Now it’s really cool.
“He was out for a long time so we cannot and will not and should not rush it, but he looked directly like he could play! We had to force ourselves a little bit to say, ‘No, no, that makes no sense after that long period.’
“But I’m pretty sure after the international break he should be ready.”
Meanwhile Oxlade-Chamberlain is rehabbing his own ankle problem but the certainty around his return is less clear than Elliott’s.
Klopp added: “Ox, we hope and pray, he was running yesterday but we don’t know what that exactly means for today. It would be helpful if he could train before the game. I don’t know yet.”
Liverpool next play Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday and then they face Cardiff City in the FA Cup on 6 February.