Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may make a late decision about fielding Dejan Lovren in tonight’s Champions League second round game against Bayern Munich.

The Croatia international has been sidelined since January with a hamstring problem but could be poised to make his return to action for the match at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are optimistic that Xherdan Shaqiri and Georginio Wijnaldum will both be fit to feature.

Definitely missing out through injury are Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain while Virgil van Dijk is suspended.

Wijnaldum is back in training having missed Liverpool’s 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth due to illness.

Shaqiri also missed that match with an abdominal issue but Klopp says he is now close to full fitness.

“I don’t know 100 per cent,” the Liverpool boss told the club’s official website when asked about the three players.

“It’s Monday and we play on Tuesday so most of that should be clear.

“Gini trained and looked really well.

“Shaq did a lot, so it will be close, we have to see.

“Dejan, I actually have to wait minute by minute if there is a chance or not.

“But that’s pretty much all, I would say.”

Lovren returning would be a boost for Liverpool, who otherwise look set to play Fabinho alongside Joel Matip at the back.

This will be the eighth times these two sides have met in competitive fixtures and Liverpool have lost only once – during the 1971/72 Cup Winners’ Cup.

Their most recent meeting was a 3-2 win for the Reds in the UEFA Super Cup in 2001.

Possible line-up: Alisson; Alexander Trent-Arnold, Fabinho, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane


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