Liverpool midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho will go to Paris for the Champions League final against Real Madrid, the Premier League club said on Friday.
Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the final at Stade de France on Saturday, with the Merseyside club hoping to capture a third trophy this season after winning the League Cup and FA Cup.
The midfielders were injury concerns for manager Jurgen Klopp, but the club stated they are poised to return.
Thiago returned to training after being forced off the field with a muscle problem in the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 triumph against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the last league game of the season last Sunday. As Liverpool finished second in the table.
Fabinho has not featured for the team since sustaining a muscle problem in its 2-1 league win away to Aston Villa on May 10.
Liverpool has won the Champions League six times, while Real have 13 titles.
The two teams have met eight times in the European Cup, with Real winning four times and Liverpool three!
And as far as this meeting goes, it comes at the end of an unbelievable season for Liverpool, which has already won the FA Cup and League Cup and has a victory parade planned for Sunday.
However, the final will almost probably be challenging after Real defeated PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City in the knockout stages, with players like Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Rodrygo in good form.
A total of 26 players took off from John Lennon Airport around midday, with 23 of them certain to make the final matchday roster.
Apart from Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho, young centre-back Rhys Williams flew with the first squad, with the 21-year-old set to support the core group with the likes of Harvey Elliott, Takumi Minamino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adrian.
Divock Origi was part of the travelling squad but is not expected to be involved on Saturday, with the Belgian having suffered a muscle injury last weekend.
So, the entire team is:
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian
Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez, R.Williams, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas.
Midfielders: Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Keita, Milner, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott.
Forwards: Salah, Mane, Diaz, Jota, Firmino, Origi*, Minamino