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Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool have no injury worries ahead of Benfica clash but could drop struggling Mo Salah

LIVERPOOL has no injuries ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Benfica.

But Jurgen Klopp could still drop struggling star Mo Salah.

Mo Salah could start on the bench against Benfica tonight

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Mo Salah could start on the bench against Benfica tonightPhoto credit: AFP

The Reds continue their ambitious quest for the quadruple with one Excursion to the Stadium of Lights in Lisbon tonight.

There were fears about Curtis Jones, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita – but all were given the green light.

clop however, dispelled those doubts, saying: “Yes, the full squad is available, absolutely.

“Curtis was a little swollen, it appeared overnight, good. As did Joel, which was very helpful because it looked really weird.

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“Trent four or five days now [in training]not exactly, but he’s also ready.”

However, Salah can start the Champions League Quarter-final first leg on the bench.

The Egyptian – who is not sign a contract extension yet – has recorded an incredible 28 goals and 10 assists in 37 appearances Liverpool this term.

However, the striker’s last free-play goal came in February and his only goal in his last eight games for club and country was a penalty against Brighton.

The relatively dreary run, coupled with double heartache for Egypt with the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup Qualificationmeans Klopp can decide to give salah a break.

The German insisted he was ‘happy’ with the ‘all good’ contract situation.

He added: “He may not have scored from open play, but it’s not that important. For me, the level of performance is important.

“But it’s a tough time for Mo – and for Sadio [Mane] – with the Africa Cup of Nations and then the games and come back and be immediately available to us again. That was really, really special.

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“It is completely normal that there are ups and downs in a season.

“We see him every day in training and obviously we see him play, there’s no need to worry.

“Apart from that, we also have to manage the physical part.

“Obviously those players aren’t going to come to me and ask for a break, so I have to give them the break at a certain point in time. Hopefully we can use this little break together and move on.”

Should Salah start among the substitutes, Mane and Luis Diaz could attack on either side of Diogo Jota.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was declared fit to play

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Trent Alexander-Arnold was declared fit to playPhoto credit: AFP
Jurgen Klopp has a full squad to choose from and is unhurt

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Jurgen Klopp has a full squad to choose from and is unhurtPhoto credit: AFP

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