Christian Benteke
Benteke likely to return at Chelsea Getty

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have Christian Benteke back for the visit to Chelsea but is still without the injured Daniel Sturridge. England international Sturridge is yet to feature under the new Reds boss having suffered a knee injury ahead of his first game in charge earlier in October against Tottenham Hotspur.

With Benteke also suffering from injury problems since the manager's arrival on Merseyside, Klopp has utilised Belgian youngster Divock Origi in recent weeks with Brazil international Roberto Firmino returning to the fold mid-week against Bournemouth.

But Liverpool will now also have a fully-fit Benteke back among their ranks for the visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday 31 October after the striker confirmed on Friday he was ready for the visit to Stamford Bridge.

"I'm good. I just felt something during the game against Southampton last week. Now it's behind me and I'm looking forward to the Chelsea game," he told LFCTV. "It was a bit hard for me during the transfer window – I didn't really have a normal pre-season.

"Now I'm trying to get back to my old level. Injuries are part of football but I'm trying to do everything I can to be fit for the rest of the season and to play every game. I try to stay as long as possible [at Melwood] to be really fully fit."

Klopp also confirmed the Belgium international's fitness, telling a press conference on Friday: Christian trained quite normally, together with John – one of our fitness coaches – and it was good," he explained. "He's prepared for tomorrow."

The former Borussia Dortmund coach however added that his recovery is "the only thing that has changed," suggesting Strurridge and the likes of Jordan Henderson, Kolo Toure and Jon Flanagan remain unavailable alongside long-term absentees Joe Gomez and Danny Ings."