Diogo Jota situation, Fabinho design and the five great Liverpool questions Jurgen Klopp must answer
Jurgen Klopp is thicken to natter to the media on Friday in the afternoon and there is many to discuss
The fallout from Liverpool's boon Merseyside derby rout for 11 years continues with Jurgen Klopp preparing to meet the media on Friday.
The Reds manager will inscription questions from the club's AXA Training Centre as he aims to stagger off a worrying run of congeal that has partly derailed the season.
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Liverpool exterior Sheffield United on Sunday at Bramall Lane looking to secure back to winning ways and their top-four hopes a mammoth shot in the arm.
Here, the ECHO looks at the big issues very likely to be discussed when Klopp speaks ahead of the game.
The immense originate at the forefront of Liverpool supporters' minds is lawful how their goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, is faring.
The Brazil international was given the melancholy data of his father's fleeting on Wednesday.
Jose Becker's object in the city of Bage after a swimming incident.
Tributes obtain poured in from across Brazilian football since the data was made national as Liverpool rallied around their goalkeeper.
The staff put out a tweet on Thursday afternoon to publicly show their support to Alisson succeeding the tragic news.
Liverpool posses understandably asked the media to duty the privacy of the Becker people at this time, but Klopp consign no doubt at least be asked about the public of disposition of his No.1 ahead of the game.
It is not yet marked if Alisson cede maid the pastime censure the Blades but there would be few objections if he opted to.
As ever, Klopp entrust be asked about the current on the injury front and that concerns his captain, Jordan Henderson.
The Reds skipper, who was playing as an emergency centre-back, was withdrawn midway through the best half of Saturday's overpower to Everton.
Liverpool were awaiting the influence of a scrutinize earlier this week and Klopp is most likely to be armed with additional information when he meets the media.
“It’s the groin/adductor band and nobody in the medical department was positive about it," Klopp verbal after the game.
“It doesn’t look good, but we retain to wait, of course, for the scan tomorrow, hopefully.”
One balance this week claimed it would be a 12-week smoothness for the captain, but that doubtless to be highly speculative.
As Liverpool fans preserve to annoy over the long-term prospects of Henderson, they commit furthermore posses their fingers crossed for Fabinho too.
The midfielder - who has been converted into a improvised centre-back this season - has missed the last three games through injury.
He has been back in the gym at the AXA Centre but has yet to be pictured working exterior on the pitches.
With Klopp familiar to raise his players to bring measure in two complete sessions before they are included in measure of the pre-match thinking, time is running out for Fabinho to be involved.
Klopp consign provide an update on the Brazilian ahead of Sunday but the Reds fans may retain to yoke themselves for other situation off for the invalid Monaco star.
Virgil troop Dijk continues to do great strides in his own progress.
Some gym assignment alongside Joe Gomez left the pair all smiles last week before Van Dijk was pictured out on the pitches working to his posses tailored session.
It must be superior that Van Dijk's job is peace viewed as merely rehabilitation and there is no suggestion a revert to the feature is imminent.
Liverpool are tranquillity refusing to cranny a instance allure on the £75m man's absence, but the notation are spiritual and positive at least.
And to round off what could be an injury-themed knead conference, look for to be further upbeat about the come back of Diogo Jota.
The Portugal international was as he took slice in a pair session.
Jota hasn't played for intimate to three months and Liverpool's jell has fallen off a cliff since he limped away from the originate with Midtjylland on December 9.
It is unlikely he consign be in train to ignite condemn Chris Wilder's angle but Klopp may donate supporters a irregular stain of virtuous report on the injury front on Friday.