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Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson back this month, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says

Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana remain out for Liverpool
Image: Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana remain out for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp expects Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson back in training before the end of the month.

Lallana has missed Liverpool's past three games with a damaged thigh, while a foot injury has deprived Klopp of captain Henderson since February 11.

Neither will be fit for the Super Sunday game against West Brom, but the Reds boss gave a positive bulletin on both at his weekly press conference on Thursday.

"[Henderson] could be next week in training or the week after," Klopp said. "I'm pretty sure he could have a few games.

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"It was clear from the beginning that it was not a fixed term. We are still waiting. He feels nothing but we have to make steps so that he can be part of team training."

Lallana, he said, is scheduled to return to training after next weekend's meeting with Crystal Palace.

Palace will be without on-loan Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho for that game, and Klopp denied outright there is a purchase clause in the deal that took the Frenchman to Selhurst Park in January.

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The German did confirm that Steven Gerrard will take charge of an academy team next season, although he stopped short of saying which age group.

"He is doing a real job at the academy at the moment," Klopp said. "He enjoys it a lot. Yes he will be a coach of the youth next season. I'm pretty sure. But we will tell you exactly which team when we want to tell."

Liverpool go into the Easter weekend with a six-point cushion on fifth-placed Manchester United in the race for Champions League places.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Cristhian Stuani of Middlesbrough (L) and Mamadou Sakho of Crystal Palace (R) battle for possession during the Premier Leagu
Image: Crystal Palace do not have the automatic option of signing Mamadou Sakho permanently, according to Jurgen Klopp

Klopp would not set his side a points target for qualification but said: "If we win all the rest of the games it's pretty sure we'll be in the Champions League. Teams who have less games than us play each other, so they cannot get all the points.

"West Brom have all our respect and all our concentration. We will try to be at our best, West Brom play an outstanding season. Last two or three results they didn't score but nothing we should think about.

"Maybe they are the most experienced team in the Premier League. They play at home. A lot of things that cause us work. We will fight for the result. That's the only thing I think about."

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