Liverpool remain optimistic when it comes to Jordan Henderson’s chances of featuring in a Premier League season opener at home to Leeds.
The Reds skipper has been stuck on the sidelines since early July.
A knee problem prevented Henderson from seeing out a title-winning campaign in 2019-20, although he was able to get his hands on a long-awaited trophy.
His rehabilitation has been stepped up ahead of the 2020-21 season, but he is still not ready to step back into the side just yet.
Klopp opted against taking any unnecessary risks in a friendly date with Blackpool on Saturday, but he is expecting Henderson to be in contention for a meeting with the Whites on September 12.
The Reds boss told Liverpool’s official website: “Obviously Hendo was desperate to play a few minutes but it makes no real sense because he had to do an important session.