Belgian striker Divock Origi hurt his back against Bournemouth on Sunday, but the good news is that the problem isn’t serious.
Origi will be able to train and ready himself for the visit of Everton on Wednesday night. The youngster celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, and has recently kept Daniel Sturridge on the bench for Europa League action.
He was rested against Bournemouth, but came on later to ironically pick up a knock. Sturridge has impressed in his absence in the Premier League so the Reds do have cover, even though Christian Benteke is not considered even when returning from injury.
Another injury concern was Kolo Toure and there’s good news for the Ivory Coast defender too, as it’s found it was just cramp and he should recover.
This will be Jurgen Klopp’s first Merseyside Derby, with previous manager Brendan Rodgers being fired straight after the previous one, which was a 1-1 draw in Everton’s ground.
Lately, Klopp has kept his players fresh for the Europa League because he can qualify for the UCL that way, but he is expected to field a full strength team for a game that is more about bragging rights than Premier League position.
He would also be able to give his starting options more game time with the Villarreal semi-final a week away.