Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is still uncertain of the starting XI he will use ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash against Atalanta.
Klopp and his players travelled to Bergamo on Monday ahead of the game but before their departure faced journalists in his pre-match conference.
Naby Keita, Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas were among the players that travelled with the team after the formers trained with the team on Sunday after recovering from injury.
Klopp while speaking revealed that Thiago Alcantara didn’t travel with the team due to injury he sustained last month while training.
The manager is now confused on how he will make his selection when faced with the question.
He said,“Naby and Joel trained yesterday with the team, full, Thiago didn’t.
“So, that’s the situation,” the boss, who reported no new injuries from the 2-1 win over West Ham United, told Liverpoolfc.com.
“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. 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.”
Nathaniel Phillips made his Premier League debut for Liverpool as the Hammers were beaten on Saturday but is not currently eligible to play in this tournament.
“We have to wait pretty much until the medical department gives us green or orange or red light, pretty much,” added Klopp at his pre-match press conference.
“So, we wait. But we have, in the moment, more centre-halves available than we probably will line up together, which is good.”
James Milner is one yellow card away from a suspension in the Champions League, having been booked in each of the previous two Group D games.