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Klopp: Robertson and Henderson could face Atletico

2020-03-09 14:13
Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson
Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson (Getty Images)

Liverpool are expected to have captain Jordan Henderson back in contention for their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

The Reds returned to winning ways as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Saturday, and Klopp revealed more good news after the game.

The victory, which took Liverpool 25 points clear with second-placed Manchester City facing a Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, was the perfect morale boost ahead of Wednesday's crucial Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool have to overcome a 1-0 deficit in that match, after three defeats in four matches.

Klopp revealed the news that all Reds fans wanted to hear as captain Henderson is set to return to training after a hamstring injury and Andy Robertson set to come back into the side after being rested against the Cherries.

"It should be possible. Robbo shouldn't be a problem. Hendo was out I don't know exactly how long but I think he will train tomorrow. That looks good," Klopp said.

Meanwhile, Klopp praised his players' reaction and regretted his own on the touchline after they came from behind to win.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane turned things around after Callum Wilson's controversial opener for the visitors as the runaway leaders set a new record of 22 successive top-flight home wins.

Wilson's goal came after he had appeared to push Joe Gomez off the ball in the build-up and such was Klopp's frustration a foul was not given, he celebrated wildly at assistant referee Dan Cook when Salah's equaliser went in - actions he immediately regretted afterwards.

"I was in good spirits, let me say it like this," he added. "Yes, that happened. Would I do it now? No, but in the moment, I just don't understand how it could be a goal."

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