Jurgen Klopp has delivered positive injury updates on three Liverpool players, but Martin Skrtel has suffered a setback.
Skrtel, who has been out since December with a hamstring injury, was initially ruled out for six weeks, but after suffering a “reinjury”, the centre-back’s recovery timeline has been put back further.
But manager Klopp had positive news regarding the returns of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, who have been sidelined with hamstring injuries, as well as striker Divock Origi, who has been out for a month with a knee injury.
“We had the problem with Martin Skrtel, a little bit re-injured,” Klopp said. “He needs another two or three weeks, we have to see.
The German added, on ‘wantaway’ Sturridge: “Daniel is back in training, that’s great, since two days ago. Everything looks good in this moment. Now it is normal football training – really good for us and good for him.
“The day before yesterday he was together with Phil and Divock. If you see these three players then you know what you have missed for a few weeks.
“With Divock, Phil and Daniel in training, of course you think after five minutes maybe we should take them back into the squad.
“But that’s the moment to say ‘come on’; there are another three sessions which we can use and they are available for West Ham, that’s the idea in this moment if nothing happens in the next session.”