Liverpool media round-up: Klopp on return of key players and current schedule

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning...

Liverpool made it six wins from seven in all competitions yesterday as they dug out a 1-0 win over Swansea City in the Premier League courtesy of a James Milner penalty.

The result moved the Reds up to sixth in the Premier League, four points off the top four and six points of the summit, but it also saw the side have two key players return to their ranks with captain Jordan Henderson and forward Daniel Sturridge coming off the bench in the second half. 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters after yesterday's game, quoted by the Daily Mail: "Two very important players for us are back in the race and they did well for their situation, where they have come from after a long break."

The Reds' next game is a League Cup quarter-final tie away to Southampton on Wednesday night as the side look to continue to compete on all four fronts as they pursue their first piece of silverware for four seasons.

Klopp is quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying he couldn't really enjoy the momentum his side currently have given the schedule.

He said: "I'd like to feel better and say 'come on, let's have three days off celebrating' and things like this, but we don't have time for it.

“We have to analyse our game and try to find out what we can use for Southampton and what we should change.

“Then we fly back from Southampton and fly to Newcastle – we are on the road next week. It's really difficult. But we feel good, of course. The boys feel good."

For the League Cup tie at St Mary's, Klopp expects Philippe Coutinho to be in contention for the game after missing both home wins against Bordeaux and Swansea through a slight hamstring strain.

Lucas Leiva will also be considered for selection after he missed yesterday's game through suspension.

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