Daniel Sturridge and Emre Can put transfer talk behind them at Melwood on Thursday as Liverpool were put through their paces ahead of Monday night’s trip to struggling Swansea City.
The Liverpool duo have both been linked with moves to Italy’s Serie A this month with Juventus keen to take midfielder Can, while Inter Milan want Sturridge on loan.
Can’s contract with the Reds expires in the summer and for Sturridge, he wants to leave to gain more first-team minutes in a bid to enhance his England World Cup prospects.
With RB Leipzig standing firm on midfielder Naby Keita – he will join Liverpool in the summer rather than January – Klopp is unlikely to want to lose Can’s tenacity in the middle of the park.
But Klopp was given a boost as he welcomed back £75m defender Virgil van Dijk, who joined from Southampton this month, after he sat out the 4-3 win over Manchester City due to a tight hamstring.
The January signing made an instant impact on his debut during the FA Cup Merseyside derby as he headed in the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Everton.