Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned Jordan Henderson and Divock Origi could play in the Europa League final – but only if they’re fit for next Sunday’s final Premier League clash at West Brom.
The Reds reached the Basel showpiece after recording a 3-1 aggregate win over Villarreal – and Klopp, speaking at his press conference on Friday morning, knows what it means to both players to reach the final.
“He [Henderson] was really celebrating,” Klopp said. “I saw in is eyes that he believes he has a chance (for the final). Same for Divock Origi.
“If they are available for the Sunday before [versus West Brom] then there’s a chance.
“Otherwise we can’t take the risk.”
There was plenty of debate going into Thursday’s second leg with Villarreal over the involvement of Daniel Sturridge, but the striker answered the doubters with a brilliant display – and Klopp thinks it’s great news for club and country.
“Daniel is now at the highest level,” he said. “It’s perfect news for England and the Euros.”
Klopp also revealed Danny Ings is back in training, but remains uncertain if he’ll feature this season.
“Danny wants to play,” he said. “He has trained at highest level.
“But with all these fit players it makes sense to wait.”