Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold and Firmino set to return against Brentford

Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold and Firmino set to return against Brentford

Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino are in line to return to the side for Saturday’s trip to Brentford, manager Juergen Klopp said on Thursday.

Right back Alexander-Arnold missed the last two games due to illness, while forward Firmino has not been involved since injuring his hamstring against Chelsea at the end of the last month.

“(Alexander-Arnold) is back in training, trained yesterday and will be fine… Bobby (Firmino) trained already for two or three days, so he is back in contention … but he will be in normal training and then we have to make a decision,” Klopp told the club website.

The German added that midfielder James Milner and right back Neco Williams were also back in training. However, midfielders Naby Keita – who picked up an injury in the League Cup win against Norwich City on Tuesday – and Thiago Alcantara remain sidelined.

“(With Keita), it’s not a serious thing but we have to wait until the pain settles … Thiago, no chance,” said Klopp.

Liverpool, who beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League last week, are second in the table. Brentford are ninth.