Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful defender Virgil Van Dijk will be fit enough to face Leicester.

The centre-back has been ill since the club returned from a training camp in Dubai last week but was back on the pitch with the squad at Melwood on Tuesday.

"Virg was a little bit ill but he trained yesterday. He will train today and then we will see," said the Reds boss.

Klopp has had a number of injury issues but most of the short-term problems have cleared up just in time.

"Dejan [hamstring] is fine. Gini [Wijnaldum] trained, Fabinho will train today. Trent [Alexander-Arnold] is getting closer and closer - looks all very positive - but will not be ready for tomorrow." 

Meanwhile Klopp said he expects to go toe-to-toe with Manchester City until the bitter end of the title race irrespective of who has the advantage in the fixture schedule.

This week, for the first time since 15 December when Pep Guardiola's side beat Everton and the Reds defeated Manchester United the following day, City play a league match before their rivals.

That will continue for the next two matches with City hosting Arsenal on Sunday - while Liverpool go to West Ham the following day - and also playing a rearranged game at Everton next Wednesday.

"For me, no difference. If we win the game, we are not interested in other results. How can we change the approach?" Klopp said.

"I said it a few times, I expect City to win every game. It makes sense that you think like this. I expect City to beat Newcastle [played 24 hours before Liverpool kick-off], but I will still watch it because we play Newcastle as well.

"I can only speak for myself, but I don't sit in front of the TV and think [damn] when they score or whatever.

"I really believe that you have to do your own work, your own job if you want to have something.

"Don't be concentrated on other teams, it doesn't help. I expect to be one point up before the game tomorrow, and that doesn't bother me."