Jurgen Klopp will take his men to the Emirates as Liverpool face Arsenal in the season-opener on 14 August. The Reds' trio of Daniel Sturridge, James Milner and Marko Grujic are battling to be fit to face the Gunners on Sunday.

The former Chelsea striker is struggling with a hip problem, which saw him miss the Merseyside club's last two pre-season fixtures against Barcelona and Mainz. Milner picked up an injury during the clash against the La Liga winners, which forced him to be withdrawn in the first half.

Grujic has an ankle injury, which he suffered against Mainz, and the summer signing will be looking to shake it off for the first match of the 2016/17 season. According to the Liverpool Echo, Sturridge, Milner and Grujic have not trained fully this week and are facing a battle to be fit for the tie against the north London club.

These players have trained separately and are monitored by the club's medical staff on a day-to-day basis. Sturridge, Milner and Grujic will be hoping to make themselves available for selection for the Arsenal clash.

Klopp admitted that Milner's injury does not look good after his side registered a 4-0 victory over Barcelona. He said: "Milly [Milner], it doesn't look too good. We have no real idea what it is but it's something with the heel and we have to do a scan and then we'll know more."

Should Sturridge fail to be fit to face Arsene Wenger's side, the former Borussia Dortmund manager is likely to start Divock Origi against Arsenal. He also has the chance to field Roberto Firmino as the Brazil international, along with Origi have impressed for Liverpool in the pre-season.

They will need more time before they return to full training. The trio will miss the opening match of the new season against Arsenal and Klopp would be hoping that they will be fit to face Arsenal on Sunday.