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Two big injury boosts for Liverpool as Trent Alexander-Arnold 'really close' to making Palace appearance

Liverpool could be set for two major injury boosts ahead of their game against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Earlier this week, Trent Alexander-Arnold was said to be ruled out for a month of action due to tweaked knee ligaments after picking up an issue during the warm-up for last weekend's win at Bournemouth.

The right-back played the full 90 minutes but it was feared that he would be kept out for the coming weeks, leaving the Reds short of options with Nathaniel Clyne on loan at Bournemouth.

Georginio Wijnaldum, meanwhile, was confirmed as a doubt for this weekend's game with a knee problem but in his press conference looking ahead to Saturday's match, Jurgen Klopp has issued a positive update and even indicated both players could make an appearance.

“So Gini and Trent, we will decide day by day,” he said.

“That’s how it is, of course not cool. The exceptional part of that story is they both played 90 minutes (against Brighton).

“And I think the whole world saw what happened to Trent. What a boy! Unbelievable.

“We played that game and afterwards got the information, obviously he had pain. Nothing happened during the game, all stable, all good, it was just what happened before the game.

“Adrenaline is obviously an interesting thing, it gives you the opportunity to do more than you expect.

“We will see, for both for sure will be really close for tomorrow. I don’t want to close any doors before anybody tells me to close that door.”

Meanwhile, Dejan Lovren is expected to be available for the Reds' game at home to Leicester on January 30 and Adam Lallana is back in training.

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