James Milner
James Milner is a doubt for Liverpool's game against Crystal Palace Getty Images

James Milner is a doubt for Liverpool's game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday (29 October). The 30-year-old former England international missed the Reds' 2-1 against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup on Tuesday because of illness and remains a doubt for the game in London.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed Milner has returned to training, but said he would wait until after their final session to determine his availability. Klopp revealed, too, that a number of other players in Liverpool's squad are carrying injuries, although he refused to name names.

"We have a few knocks," the Liverpool manager shared, according to The Mirror. "Millie (James Milner) was ill on Tuesday. Yesterday he did a running session. We will see how he is today."

Meanwhile, Klopp also revealed Joe Gomez is making good progress from his cruciate ligament injury. The 19-year-old Liverpool defender recently returned to training, but Klopp insisted he is still a fair way off returning to the first-team fold having been sidelined since October 2015.

"Joe looks really good but he was a long time injured. There is no rushing it," the Liverpool boss stressed. "We don't need to put pressure on him. During the international break we will have a game and he will play some minutes."

Liverpool are currently joint-top of the Premier League table, alongside Manchester City and Arsenal. But Klopp is expecting a tough game away from home against Alan Pardew's side. "Palace are a good team and very experienced in defence with high-quality offence," Klopp said. "They have made good signings in the summer and in my opinion they can aim for Europe. They're a really good team.

"I hadn't played too often at Palace, just the one time that we won. It's a difficult place to play, small, atmosphere. We are looking forward to it. We have to prove we want to stay on track."