Reds duo return to training

Jurgen Klopp has indicated that Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson could feature for Liverpool on Saturday in their Premier League match at Brighton.

Both players have returned to training this week – Matip has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on a fractured collarbone while Henderson has recovered from the knock he picked up during the recent defeat at Manchester City.

However, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are all set to miss the trip to face Chris Hughton's side.

Klopp said: "Joel trained yesterday [Thursday] for the first time with the team, which is already really good but we have to see.

"We have to decide it day by day how he is doing, I am not 100 per cent sure. He feels good and that's good for us, of course.

"Hendo will train today [Friday] for the first time, we see what that then means exactly. Adam [is] out, Dejan [is] out and Joe, of course, [is] out."

Lovren picked up a hamstring injury in the early stages of Monday's FA Cup loss at Wolves but Klopp has hinted that the problem is not serious so the Croatian could return to action later this month.

However, the Reds boss has suggested the central defender may sit out the home game against Crystal Palace on 19th January.

Liverpool, 5/6 to win the Premier League title this season, are 3/10 to beat the Seagulls and 4/5 to keep a clean sheet in the encounter.