Liverpool injury round-up before Spurs as Jurgen Klopp gets major fitness boost

Liverpool have been given a huge fitness boost ahead of tomorrow's crunch clash with Tottenham.

Both Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip trained with the first-team on Tuesday and are expected to be ready to face Spurs.

Henderson has been out since the 0-0 draw with Manchester United on January 17 with a muscle strain.

The Kop skipper missed the Reds' first home defeat in the Premier League in 68 games against Burnley last week.

He also sat out the 3-2 FA Cup defeat by United at Old Trafford so his return will be a timely boost for the out-of-form Reds.

Matip has been struggling with a groin injury since the 1-1 draw with West Brom on December 27.

He returned for the Burnley defeat but was then absent again at the weekend against United, but he is likely to fit back into defence alongside Fabinho.

That will also give Henderson the chance to return to his usual role in midfield where he has been missed since filling in at centre-back.

Liverpool head into the game tomorrow at Tottenham without a win in five Premier League games. They've also failed to score in four of those.

But they did show flashes of their best against United in the Cup, including two goals from Mo Salah which will give him confidence to end his league drought.

Jurgen Klopp said: “I want it [the United game] to be the turning point but a result would be nice as well. We conceded three goals and that is not what we want.

“I can’t always say this was the turning point and that was and that was. This is a challenge and a challenge is good.

“I am not the person who sits here and thinks my life should always be perfect and my team should always win games.

“We can’t consistently start new. We started already and we will stay on track. We will be really annoying and fight hard. We will be positive with the positive things and critical with the not positive things. We will be ready for a fight tomorrow and where it will lead us I don’t know.

“I know it is easier in the high-flying times. I believe in what you do but I was never only a good-weather coach. The right answer is to respond to some things and keep the things that are really good.

“We have to play good stuff consistently and do it more often.”

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