Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are making a good progress in their recoveries but Liverpool's trip to West Bromwich Albion will still come too early. Jurgen Klopp suggests the two midfielders will also miss the clash with Crystal Palace, but could both be ready to return to action for the trip to Watford on 1 May.
Henderson has not featured for the Merseysiders since the win over Tottenham on 11 February due to a foot injury.
Meanwhile, Lallana missed games against Everton, Bournemouth and Stoke City after suffering an injury to his hip while on international duty with England.
Klopp has now confirmed the two midfielders will stay in the treatment room when Liverpool visit West Brom on Sunday (16 April) – alongside long-term injury absentees Sadio Mane, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan and young Ovie Ejaria.
"[They are] better, but not good enough for the weekend," Klopp said in the press conference. "With Jordan, it was clear from the beginning that it's not a fixed time until he is back. We have to wait until he feels absolutely nothing, that's how it is. That's what we are still waiting for. In all of what he is doing at the moment, he feels nothing, but we have to make steps still, steps to go [so] that he can be part of team training."
The England internationals are also expected to miss the home encounter with Crystal Palace on 23 April but Klopp suggests they could be back for next month's trip to Watford.
"With Adam, it is a little bit easier to say. I am pretty sure after the Crystal Palace game, he will probably be in normal training and that means then [for Watford] he is in the squad or we can think about him then," the Liverpool boss said.
"For the Watford game again, with Jordan it could be next week in training, could be the week after, but I think we are in a good way with him also. Everything will be good and I am pretty sure he will have a few games in this season."
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