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However midfielder Keita was taken off during the first half of Guinea's African Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda on Tuesday with a hamstring injury.

Speaking on Thursday, Wagner played down suggestions that Liverpool might be without a string of top names after the likes of Mohamed Salah (groin), Virgil van Dijk (rib) and Naby Keita (muscle) suffered injuries on global duty.

A number of Liverpool players, including England duo Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, only had a short break over the summer following their excursions at the World Cup and Klopp feels the new Nations League, introduced as a more competitive replacement for worldwide friendlies, only puts a further strain on players.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool team can write themselves a little bit of history at the John Smith's tomorrow afternoon if they can manage to keep a clean sheet against their hosts Huddersfield. Whether he will start, we will see. It's pretty sure that Naby will not be available.

Mane returned to Liverpool early after breaking the thumb during Senegal's 3-0 win over Sudan on Saturday and underwent surgery on Wednesday.

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And Holland manager Ronald Koeman has revealed Van Dijk should be fit to face the Terriers.

"You saw when he went off, everybody saw when he went off [against Southampton] that Virgil would not leave pitch without any major problems".

'It settled pretty quickly.

Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting level on points with Manchester City and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table so Klopp will want to at least maintain that status with another win over Huddersfield.

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