Ireland winger James McClean, meanwhile, is one of a string of West Brom players who have been struck down by a flu bug ahead of the game. "Why should I stop now only because the 31st is here?" You have to win it and if you win it, it's "only the FA Cup", so it [the question] is not important. In the Reds' current set up, Mohamed Salah is their best hope of breaching it.
The visitors on the other hand, while still mired in a relegation battle, are now unbeaten in the last three games in all competitions.
"We are choosing a little more hard way - our first round was Everton, our second round is West Brom, so we have to jump the big hurdles".
Liverpool could be expected to concede a goal or two considering how their defence has fared so far this season. His probability of scoring "that goal" against Manchester City was just 1%.
But the edge was taken off West Brom's seething anger when Roberto Firmino's spot-kick hit the crossbar.
Liverpool were held at bay for much of the second half but came to life in the 78th minute when Salah cut the deficit to one.
Sturridge is keen to play regularly after struggling for game time this season as he hopes to be considered by Gareth Southgate for his 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.
Klopp will be wary of throwing Henderson back into the deep end with hamstring injuries the type to be aggravated by high-intensity exercise but his return to training is certainly a welcome boost for the former Borussia Dortmund gaffer.
The Reds boss was in buoyant mood as he reflected on the return of the quartet back into the squad at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
Both Nacer Chadli and James Morrison are both definitely absent however, with thigh and achilles problems. This could mean a rest for Salomon Rondon and an opportunity for the likes of Hal Robson-Kanu.