Philippe Coutinho remains sidelined for Liverpool as they host Hoffenheim in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday.
The Brazilian has been subject to intense transfer speculation as Barcelona continue to chase him and has missed the start of the season with a back injury.
Jurgen Klopp has now confirmed that Coutinho is also suffering with illness and he is not sure when he will be back in action as the Reds look to make their 2-1 advantage from the first leg in Germany count.
He can’t [start training tomorrow] because on top [of the injury] he is now ill. One other player [was also ill] but with him it was not that serious so he was back in training today,” the manager told a pre-match press conference.
“If he [Coutinho] would start tomorrow, it would take time because he has no training for a long time. I have no idea [when he will be back
. We would have to check in the moment when he is back.
People in Germany will be pleased if we make it. There will be surprise because people aren’t betting on us. We’re full of confidence. If we win people might be a bit shocked when we return home on Thursday,” he told a pre-match press conference.