Naby Keita

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have a fully-fit squad to pick from when they travel to Portugal for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Benfica.

Speaking on Monday during his pre-match conference, Klopp revealed Naby Keita, who missed the weekend clash against Watford, is back in the team.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – who was an unused substitute against the Hornets – is also available, along with Joel Matip and Curtis Jones, who sustained knocks at Anfield on Saturday.

Klopp said: “Yes, full squad available, absolutely.

“Curtis was just a little swelling, [it] disappeared then overnight, fine. Same with Joel, which is really helpful because it looked really strange. Yes, and Trent trained now four or five days, I’m not sure exactly, but yes, he is ready as well.”

Benfica team news

For the Portuguese club, Rodrigo Pinho and Lucas Verissimo are long-term absentees, but striker Haris Seferovic returned from injury as a substitute in Friday’s 3-2 defeat to Braga.

Meanwhile, seven of the hosts’ players are a yellow card away from missing the return game at Anfield, including Nicolas Otamendi, Julian Weigl, and Rafa Silva.

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