Liverpool have issued a statement alleviating concerns over Jurgen Klopp's health after the manager had to be admitted to a hospital on Wednesday, 15 November, after reportedly feeling unwell. He is expected to return in the coming days, with the check-up nothing more than a precautionary measure.
Liverpool play Southampton at home on Saturday, 18 November, and Klopp is expected to be on the touchline at Anfield. The German missed the team's training session on Wednesday, with his assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz overseeing proceedings. Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson were all seen participating in training and are expected to feature this weekend.
"He is being assessed by doctors and will be absent from training on Wednesday as a result," said a statement from Liverpool. "There are no plans for Jurgen to remain in hospital beyond his appointment; however, he may require further check-ups in the coming days. The club urges that the privacy of Jurgen, his family and other patients is respected while attending hospital visits."
Klopp's enthusiam on the sidelines is a major propellant for the Merseyside club and his return will encourage the players to play to their full potential. Liverpool are currently in fifth spot, 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City after 11 games.
The return of Jordan Henderson will be a welcome boost for Liverpool after he missed the Reds' visit to West Ham before the international break. He also withdrew from the England squad for matches against Germany and Brazil with a thigh problem which he picked up in training.
Former Southampton stalwart Adam Lallana may also make a comeback and take a seat on the bench this weekend after proving his fitness following a three-month layoff with a thigh injury.
Meanwhile, Mane is also expected to feature after returning home early from international duty with Senegal due to the recurrence of a hamstring strain.
Philippe Coutinho is another player who is expected to make the squad after recovering from an adductor injury to play 68 minutes for Brazil in Tuesday night's (14 November) goalless friendly draw with England at Wembley Stadium in London.