Jurgen Klopp optimistic Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold will be fit to face West Ham

Posted in 02 August 2018

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Roberto Firmino returned to pre-season training earlier this week

Jurgen Klopp is optimistic Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold will be available for Liverpool's opening game of the season against West Ham.

Firmino and Alexander-Arnold returned to pre-season training this week after being allowed time away from the squad following their World Cup campaigns with Brazil and England.

Both are expected to play a part in Liverpool's penultimate pre-season friendly against Napoli on Saturday, and Klopp feels the pair will be back up to full fitness in time to face the Hammers at Anfield on August 12.

When asked about Firmino's availability, Klopp said: "It's good to have him here, he looks in good shape, and if possible we will see [if he can play against Napoli].

"Training for the outfield players is obviously different than for the goalies, but we want to see him as well against Napoli. We will see for how long.