Liverpool striker Christian Benteke will have a scan on the hamstring he injured during the 1-1 draw with Norwich at Anfield on Sunday.
The Merseyside giants are steeped in history and the chance to return them to their former glory is a challenge that would appeal to Klopp, who would certainly have his work cut out to improve this dour Liverpool side. Yet, he remains the most reliable right back in Liverpool’s current squad and will be expect to feature in the starting XI at Villa Park. He’s got a little problem with his hamstring. “He’s not going to be ready for tomorrow”.
Klopp worked wonders at Borussia Dortmund, re-establishing them as one of Europe’s dominant teams, though his departure last season was somewhat expected given a downturn in fortunes with Die Schwarzgelben.
Christian Benteke took a confidence boost from his wonder strike against Manchester United but has no doubt he and his team-mates must up their game.
Brendan Rodgers can not afford a slip-up, albeit in a competition that is usually low on the priority list.
Rodgers has yet to win any silverware in three years as the manager at Anfield, and the 2012 League Cup – won under Kenny Dalglish – is the Reds’ only trophy since the FA Cup in 2006.
Gary McAllister, Liverpool’s first-team coach, was thrilled with Ings’ contribution and believes his willingness to work and learn means there is no need to rush Benteke back from his injury.
Loads of good Liverpool FC content on the site over the last 24 hours but you’re all busy people, so here’s some of it gathered together in one handy place for you. “With that trio of strikers available to us this time the season will get better as it goes on”.