"Yes, but he needs to be fit for that", said Klopp.
He added: "Yesterday [Salah] trained but only the things we wanted him to do".
Both are struggling with ankle injuries - Salah since sustaining the problem against Leicester in October - and Klopp will have to make a late decision on the pair.
"I have to see the session today before I make a decision".
"[He has] not got worse but still kind of there, so that is the problem".
"Virgil is 100% available".
"The FA (Football Association) dealt with it how they saw right and I can not judge that as I was not aware of the circumstances". We have to be sensible with things like this.
"Klopp is excellent. They are playing football very well, there is a good spirit and they always come back, even if they are depressed".
Liverpool return to Premier League action this weekend with a trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Roy Hodgson's side now sitting 12th in the table following their 2-0 defeat at Chelsea prior to the worldwide break.
Klopp is at least boosted by the return to fitness of forward Xherdan Shaqiri, who has not played since mid-September because of a calf injury.
"It's always how it is with the first game after the global [break], we have to wait until the last second pretty much to make the decision".
"I'm a Liverpool fan".
"When I am with him he is fine here, speculation is speculation and nothing we can change", Klopp said. But it's obviously a huge blow because we have no other backers in the club other than Joel and Patrick and we could very well miss them.
Richardson, who turned out for Halifax, Watford, Blackburn Rovers, Oldham, Stockport, Huddersfield, Bury, Livingston and Chesterfield in a 17-year career, has also worked with Lancashire County Cricket Club and was previously part of the backroom staff at West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Liverpool had condemned the Photoshopped banner of the striker for "perpetuating a racial stereotype" when they became aware of its presence prior to the Champions League match at Genk last month.