Liverpool team news: Key man ruled out of Fulham clash, all-action star passed fit

Liverpool will aim to return to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday as they travel to London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.

With current league leaders Manchester City on FA Cup duty on Saturday, the Reds will know that three points will see them leapfrog their title rivals.

Liverpool should go into the game on a high after their midweek heroics in the Champions League, where they beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in Bavaria to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe’s top tournament.

However, the club’s official website have confirmed that influential midfielder Jordan Henderson will miss the trip to Fulham as a consequence.

The Liverpool midfielder was taken off early in the win over Bayern and is set to spend a prolonged period on the sidelines with a twisted ankle.

In more positive news for the Merseyside outfit, Jurgen Klopp is set to welcome Naby Keita back into his first-team squad.

The African box-to-box man sat out the clash against Bayern with a minor injury but has been passed fit for the game against Fuham.

Liverpool fans are dreaming of their first top-flight title since 1990 and returning back to the top of the table ahead of the two-week international break would be a mental boost for the Reds.