Jurgen Klopp explains Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez absence in training


Jurgen Klopp gave his players' injury updates ahead of the kickoff against Brighton

Jurgen Klopp | press conference | Brighton
Jurgen Klopp in press conference ahead of Liverpool vs Brighton

After concerns over Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez, Jurgen Klopp has now reassured fans that both players are considered for the match against Brighton on Saturday.

Neither striker was depicted training at the AXA Center on Thursday, as the coaching staff welcomed back the players from their participation in international competitions.

That led to fears that both would return to Merseyside with struggles to face but Klopp says they're prepared for this weekend's encounter with Roberto De Zerbi's Seagulls, he also provided an update on numerous injured players.

Klopp said on his pre match conference: "Some are still out, that's Andy Robertson, that's Curtis Jones, that's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, that's Naby Keita. Definitely these four [are out].

"Diaz and Jota? Yes, they came back from the international duty and it's how it always is [after] a long flight, I didn't see them yet, I have heard they are good.

"Darwin, [missing training] was a precaution after the games, same for Diogo, that's it I think."

Also, Klopp divulged the plans for Calvin Ramsay and Ibrahima Konate following their return to the roster on Thursday.

Yet to play for Liverpool since the transfer to occur was Ramsay. Konate's most recent game was the final of the Champions League in late May.

Klopp added: "Calvin is not ready to play but I am over the moon that he can train now, that's really good.

"He just needs to train, train, train and he will probably play for the Under-21s and he can get a game there because we play now all the time, that's fine.

"Caoimhin Kelleher, he will play this weekend for the U21s. He's obviously not had a game yet this season and hasn't played for a long time. He looks good in training and is completely fine.

"Ibou (Konate) looks good in training too, so, yes, he is completely back. For the weekend, it depends on training today but he is back and that is good.

"Robertson is doing really good so he's not out too long. He's already been out too long if you want but now it was the international break, so that helped in his case a little bit.

"He's out on the pitch running, which is a good sign. I don't know if it will be next week or the week after, I don't know."

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