Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is likely to return from injury against West Brom on Saturday (22 October). The Dutchman missed the Reds' 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Monday with a hamstring issue sustained on international duty.
But Wijnaldum, 25, returned to training earlier this week and, provided he does not suffer any last-minute injury setbacks, he is in line to feature against the Baggies at Anfield.
"There is nothing to moan about," Klopp explained when asked about fitness concerns in his pre-match press conference, according to The Mirror. "They have had a few kicks but nobody is ruled out. Gini [Wijnaldum] is on the way back so if nothing happens today or tomorrow we have quite a big squad."
West Brom are likely to adopt a defensive approach to the game at Anfield, and Klopp has urged his team to play with their usual intent against Tony Pulis' side. The German said Liverpool will need to approach the match likely an "angry" team in order to win.
"When you really want to be a competitor you need to be angry. That's very important. That's how it is," the Liverpool boss explained. "West Brom are a very experienced team with a very experienced manager.
"They don't want to come here and make it easy for us. I respect that. We need to be angry but at the same time patient. There is not only one way to be successful. We cannot choose their way and they cannot choose our way."
However, Klopp also admitted that Liverpool will need to be tactically adaptable in order to overcome the various challenges the Premier League season will pose. "We already did it. We have different plans in the different games. Of course we have to do it," Klopp shared.