Klopp Admits Team Selection Dilemma With Liverpool

The injured duo of Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita have been certified fit for Liverpool’s game against Fulham, making Jurgen Klopp admit that it leaves him with a selection dilemma.

Liverpool manager Klopp confirmed he has all his midfielders fit, excluding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is out on a long-term injury, “for the first time this season”.

Henderson has missed Liverpool’s last four games with a hamstring injury.

But his return has given Klopp a headache over who starts as they look to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign.

“When Jordan is not available we always miss him,” said Klopp.

“It’s good to have them back, it’s probably the first time all the midfielders, apart from Ox are available. That means it’s another thing to do, who starts with who. It’s about form, fitness, shape.”

Both Henderson and defender Joe Gomez, who has had an Achilles injury, were included in Gareth Southgate’s 28-man squad for England’s friendly against the United States and UEFA National League match against Croatia.

Gomez featured as a substitute in Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.

When questioned if he would have any discussions with England’s manager about the two players’ involvement, Klopp said: “That’s nothing to discuss in public, to be honest.

“We’ll see how we deal with that, it’s different with the two boys. If there is something to talk about I would talk to Gareth.”