Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that both Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara have fully recovered from the coronavirus and are fit in time to face Everton on Saturday. Thiago is set to make his second appearance for the Reds after he made an impressive debut for the team against Chelsea. He was then tested positive on the coronavirus and was forced to self-isolate.
Klopp has now confirmed the two players are fully fit again. “We assess every day and have specific measurements if they are more fatigued than normal so both look really good. We would never risk them. They’re ready,” said Klopp, who also gave an update on the injury of Alisson Becker. “Ali looks really good,. It’s very positive and he made big steps.”
Everton have enjoyed a perfect start to the new season and Klopp is aware that it has been ten years since Liverpool lost against their city rivals. “This game is as important as ever but not more. That’s it. It’s 10 years for them, long may it continue from my point of view. But we’ve never once thought about it. We’ve never had that in our mind. We will be ready.”
“You don’t need to be a manager to see they have done good business. Carlo is a sensational manager,” added Klopp. When he has time to build, that is what he will do. This team looks really good. Of course, it is a proper challenger. We have to be ready for each of these games and tomorrow – in not even 24 hours – we can show that.”