Jurgen Klopp has this morning confirmed that Liverpool will have a full squad to choose from on Saturday against Tottenham – apart from Naby Keita, who will miss out, as was expected to be the case.
That means Roberto Firmino will be back and ready to start the game, which is a huge boost.
Keita, meanwhile, could be fit in time to represent Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations in a few week’s time, which will be a big boost for him personally, as much as he will be disappointed not to have made this game.
Klopp on injured: No chance for Naby. He is really progressing well we will see how it works out for him in Africa Cup of Nations. Bobby (Firmino) trained then we took him out then he will be in training again tomorrow. All what we saw looked good. He will be fine, I'm sure.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) May 28, 2019
With all the players available, semi-final hero Divock Origi will probably drop down to the substitutes bench for Saturday’s game, while the big dilemma is in midfield.
Fabinho and Jordan Henderson are surely certainties to start, which only leaves one slot for one of James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum.
Whoever misses out will understandably be gutted, but Wijnaldum showed in the second leg against Barcelona that channelling that frustration at being left out can be a positive thing.
Having such a difficult headache to solve when it comes to selection will be tough for Klopp – but it’s the best kind of problem to have.