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Liverpool team news: Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita passed fit for Premier League clash against Fulham

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Jurgen Klopp says both midfielders are available again having missed several weeks through injury

Liverpool have been boosted by the news Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are both available for Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Fulham.

The midfield pair have been sidelined for a number of weeks with hamstring injuries.

Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson are back for Liverpool

Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson are back for Liverpool

But both players will be included in the Reds’ squad for the Anfield clash after returning to full fitness.

Centre-back Joe Gomez, who has been struggling with an Achilles issue recently, is also in the squad.

Xherdan Shaqiri will also return having been left at home for the Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade in an attempt to reduce local hostilities.

The 27-year-old, of Kosovar-Albanian descent, angered Serbian fans with his ‘Albanian Eagle’ celebration at the World Cup.

Shaqiri could feature having missed out in the Champions League squad

Shaqiri could feature having missed out in the Champions League squad

Only Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains on the treatment table of Liverpool’s wide selection of midfield players, and manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted it has given him a bit of a selection headache ahead of Fulham’s trip to Merseyside.

“It’s good to have them back and it’s probably the first time that all midfield players, apart from Ox, are available,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

“It’s another thing to do, making decisions about who starts with who and stuff like that. It’s all about fitness levels and form, shape and then we will see.”

Opponents Fulham made an encouraging start following promotion from the Championship but have slid to the foot of the table after a miserable run of five consecutive defeats.

Klopp, though, bristled at suggestions Liverpool can put their visitors to the sword.

He said: “I would be really an idiot – a few people think I am but not that much – if I would talk about any goal difference before that game.

Klopp is not taking Sunday’s game against Fulham lightly

Klopp is not taking Sunday’s game against Fulham lightly

“This is a really strange situation for Fulham, I can really imagine how they feel. Their football is good, a lot of things are really good, they caused City a lot of problems [in a 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat].

“You will never score a goal against a team like Fulham with the quality Fulham have only because you go to win the game with the wrong attitude and think about scoring, scoring, scoring. This game is a big challenge for all of us.

“If somebody goes there and expects an easy game then please stay at home. It will not be, it’s a tough job to do.”

Credit: talkSPORT

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