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Sport Milner missing Brighton game due to 'little injury', according to Klopp

17:21  13 may  2018
17:21  13 may  2018 Source:   goal.com

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Milner missing Brighton game due to ' little injury ', according to Klopp .

Milner missing Brighton game due to ' little injury ', according to Klopp .

JamesMilner - cropped: Liverpool midfielder James Milner© Provided by Goal Liverpool midfielder James Milner

James Milner is not included in Liverpool's squad for the Premier League season finale against Brighton and Hove Albion - but Adam Lallana returns to sit on the bench at Anfield.

Midfielder Milner misses out as a precautionary measure due to a muscle issue, according to the club's official website.

Jurgen Klopp explained the decision to leave out the 32-year-old, who now faces a race to be fit in time for the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26.

"It’s a little injury. It’s serious enough to put him out for today; he couldn't train the whole week," the German manager said prior to kick-off.

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Midfielder Milner misses out as a precautionary measure due to a muscle issue, according to the club's official website. Jurgen Klopp explained the decision to leave out the 32-year-old, who now faces a race to be fit in time for the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26. "It's a little

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed James Milner does not feature in Liverpool's home game against Brighton due to a " little injury ".James Milner is not included in Liverpool's squad for the Premier League season finale against Brighton and Hove Albion - but Adam Lallana returns to sit on the

Liverpool are worryingly short of midfield options for Kiev - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is certain to miss the game with a serious knee injury, while a back issue continues to keep Emre Can out of action.

However, Klopp will be boosted by the return of Lallana ahead of the clash with Madrid.

The England international has not featured since a brief substitute appearance against Crystal Palace at the end of March due to a hamstring injury, but is among the substitutes on Sunday.

"Good, of course. [He is] an important option for us," Klopp added on Lallana. "How long [he could play], I don’t know – we have to see what’s possible. But he trained completely normally, and that’s of course good for us in these times."

As for the XI against Brighton, captain Jordan Henderson is recalled while Sadio Mane plays from the start despite an injury scare during the week.

Forward Dominic Solanke is also included in an attacking team for Liverpool, who know a win will secure them a top-four finish for a second successive Premier League campaign.

Emre Can and James Milner fit for Real Madrid clash .
Liverpool midfielders Emre Can and James Milner have been passed fit for the Champions League final against Real Madrid this weekend. Twitter: BREAKING: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirms James Milner and Emre Can fit for Champions League final against Rea… https://t.co/m4aI6NZDtd (@SkySportsNews) Can has been sidelined with a lower back injury since March, but has been working hard to get back fit and is set to be available to Jurgen Klopp for the tie in Kiev. As for Milner, he has been nursing a knock since the back end of the season and has won his race to be back in time. Both players have had fine campaigns in the Champions League and have contributed a long way in getting the club to the European final. The former England international, Milner has made a club-high 46 appearances this season across all competition and has really flourished under Klopp. Can is all but set to join Juventus, however, his availability is sure to come as a boost for Klopp.

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