Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp issued an injury update ahead of their visit to Old Trafford this weekend.

Reds boss Klopp has confirmed via the club website that Thiago has been ruled out with injury.

He also said that English midfielder Curtis Jones will return to full training today and should be fit for the game.

Both men missed Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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“The squad is alright. I couldn’t tell you now who is 100 per cent available and who is not,” said Klopp.

“What’s clear is that Curtis will train today with us the full session, that’s the plan. And Thiago not. So, these are the two things I know for the moment. Thiago was not in team training yet.”

Liverpool’s midfield is looking slightly thin on the ground and Jones’ return would offer Klopp a welcome option.

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He was also asked to compare Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the big game, but was not especially keen to do so.

“Why should we compare? Obviously both are world-class players. Ronaldo’s left foot is not that bad, but Mo’s left foot is probably better. Cristiano in the air is slightly better and the right foot is probably better.

“They are both pretty quick, very desperate to score goals – so maybe that’s it. But I really never thought properly about that and I’m not too interested in it, sorry.”

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Ronaldo was brought back to Old Trafford to make the difference in the big matches and Sunday is certainly a big match.

He has stepped up on the last two Champions League nights and United may need him to come up trumps again here.

Salah has been rampant so far this season and Luke Shaw, along with his defensive colleagues, will need to be right on top of their game to keep him quiet, which is something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made clear at his press conference.

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