Jurgen Klopp has been given a welcome boost after confirming two Liverpool players could both be in contention to return to action against Crystal Palace.

There are still eight players left in the treatment room, several of whom are missing from Liverpool’s entire pre-season schedule.

Caoimhin Kelleher, Ibrahima Konate, Calvin Ramsay, Thiago, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kaide Gordon and Diogo Jota are still out of action, but Klopp has revealed two players could return to Anfield on Monday.

Naby Keita, who missed the Reds’ Premier League opener with Fulham through illness, is available again, while Kostas Tsimikas is also due to join training on Friday.

“We now, at the moment, definitely have too many injuries, that’s clear,” Klopp told reporters at the AXA academy.

“A few boys are coming back. Naby will be back on Monday and Kostas will be training today for the first time, so he might be back too.

The Liverpool boss added that Thiago’s injury against Fulham “doesn’t look good”, remaining coy about his potential return date.

Kelleher, Ramsay and Gordon have missed all of the Reds’ pre-season preparation, with the club hoping they can return to action in the coming weeks.

The same goes for Jota, who suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury during the Reds’ pre-season tour of Asia.

Centre-back Konate suffered a knee injury in Liverpool’s last pre-season friendly against Strasbourg and looks set for at least a month on the sidelines.

Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a serious hamstring injury against Crystal Palace in Singapore, and Jones’ calf injury is expected to sideline him for two to four weeks.

Despite the injuries, Klopp told reporters ‘it doesn’t look like’ the Reds will make any further signings before the end of the transfer window.