Jurgen Klopp has confirmed in his pre-match press conference that James Milner will not be available to face Tottenham on Sunday after suffering a concussion in midweek.

Milner sustained a head injury during the Reds’ 2-0 win at home over Napoli on Tuesday and had to come off just a minute into the second half.


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Klopp has now confirmed that the concussion protocols dictate the midfielder cannot play against the Lilywhites on Sunday.

The Liverpool boss told Sky Sports Football Daily: “When you go through concussion protocol, you are not available for the game.

“He’s fine, but that’s how it is and rightly so. You have to go through different stages and that means he is available for non-contact training on Monday and full-contact training on Tuesday – if it goes well.”

Arthur remains sidelined for Liverpool while Joel Matip and Naby Keita are also doubts for the game against Spurs (ThisisAnfield).

Tottenham have several injury concerns of their own, with Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski sidelined over the last few weeks. Although Fabrizio Romano claims Kulusevski is expected to return to the squad on Sunday. 

Cristian Romero is expected to be out of action for another ten days as he continues to recover from his hamstring problem (Gaston Edul) while Son Heung-min is also ruled out after sustaining a fracture around his left eye socket following a head collision with Marseille defender Chancel Mbemba on Tuesday.

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Despite the injuries to Milner, and potentially Joel Matip, Liverpool will still be able to name something close to their first-choice eleven on Sunday, which will obviously not be the case with Spurs. So, we will have our work cut out to get a decent result, particularly given our lack of firepower upfront at the moment.

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