Jurgen Klopp will be made to sweat on the fitness of three key men ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

There were fears the league leaders would be without Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk for their Selhurst Park tie.

Earlier this week both Salah and Robertson were all but ruled out from taking on Roy Hodgson’s men with ankle injuries, while Matip was nursing a knee injury and van Dijk withdrew from internationally duty with the Netherland for personal reasons.

There was good news of Klopp on Friday however as he addressed the media, although he was cautious about the situation.

“In the moment, yes, Virgil is 100 per cent available,” he said.

“But it’s the time of the year when players get out of the squad overnight, unfortunately, with some other things – getting sick or ill or whatever.

“From the others, I cannot say 100 per cent, I don’t know 100 per cent.

“Today is a very important session to judge that, especially with the players who came back late."

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The biggest doubt was his six-goal forward Salah, who had looked set to miss out this weekend.

“Yesterday he trained,” Klopp explained.

“He trained the whole time since he was here, but only the things we wanted him to do.

“Today is another important session to see how it looks and we can make the decision.

“It’s not that it got worse but it’s still kind of there, that’s the problem. We have to be sensible with things like this.

“But I didn’t make the decision.

“If I would have made a decision, I probably wouldn’t have told you now, but it’s true I have to see the session today.”