Liverpool will be without a number of first team players for their Carabao Cup fourth round tie with Arsenal on Thursday night through injury and illness.
Assistant manager Pep Ljinders confirmed on Wednesday that four players struggling with injury have not recovered in time for the second visit of the Gunners this week.
They are Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
‘Joel is the same as what I said last week, he will be ready [after] the international break and use the time to prepare the Everton game.
‘Ox is progressing well. He’s in a good way and it’s really important for him that this first phase goes smooth. But, of course, that takes a much longer time.
‘We have Kostas, who after the Lincoln game had a thigh problem. We thought it would settle, it didn’t, so he will need more time. He will not be involved on Thursday and also not on Sunday.’
The Spain international is expected to miss the next two matches and should be available for the Premier League trip to Everton on 17 October.
Klopp is expected to make significant changes to his first team, as he regularly does in this competition, with the likes of Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Neco Williams and Takumi Minamino likely to start the game.
Xherdan Shaqiri is also set to feature after a ‘superb’ performance in the last round when the Reds downed Lincoln 7-2.
‘He had a superb game against Lincoln in a different position to he is used to playing so that makes it even more recognisable and great,’ said Ljinders.
‘Also, for himself, to play [after a difficult spell with injuries] and play in this manner. If we expect one thing from Shaq it is that he tries to dictate the game and search for attacking solutions and be involved in the build-up and creating.’