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'He is ready': Klopp says £200k-a-week Liverpool star is available v Napoli
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'He is ready': Klopp says £200k-a-week Liverpool star is available v Napoli

Liverpool get their Champions League campaign under way on Wednesday against Italian champions Napoli.

The Reds will take on Serie A’s current second-placed side at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Group A.

Liverpool have won just two of their opening six Premier League games amid an injury crisis.

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The Reds go into the game on the back of a goalless draw in the Merseyside derby last Saturday.

Meanwhile, their opponents got back to winning ways last time out, winning 2-1 at Lazio.

On Tuesday evening, Jurgen Klopp held a pre-match press conference, in which he provided the latest team news.

And the Liverpool boss confirmed that Thiago Alcantara is “ready” to return to action for the Reds.

“Thiago, back in training, second day today,” he told the Reds media team.

“[It] means he is ready; for how long, we will see.”

Thiago had been sidelined with a hamstring problem since the start of the campaign.

The £200,000-a-week midfielder was withdrawn in the draw against Fulham.

That remains Thiago’s only Premier League outing to date this season.

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Liverpool have been in the midst of an injury crisis this season, particularly in midfield.

Klopp backed Jordan Henderson to return after the international break.

Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita have been sidelined for the entirety of the season so far.

Ibrahima Konate, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsey are also on the sidelines at present, as per the Liverpool Echo.

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