Klopp Offers Injury Update After Liverpool Duo Miss Training Camp

By on February 16, 2017

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given Liverpoolfc.com an injury update on Dejan Lovren and Marko Grujic while away on a mid-season break in Spain.

Lovren missed Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat at Hull City at the start of February before also sitting out the win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend after picking up a knee injury earlier this month.

Grujic on the other hand has failed to make an appearance for the first team since making a late cameo during the EFL Cup win over Leeds at the end of November after suffering a serious hamstring injury.

Both Lovren and Grujic were left back on Merseyside to continue their recoveries as the rest of the Reds squad flew out to La Manga on Wednesday night for a warm weather training camp.

Liverpool won’t play again until the 27th of February so they wanted to take this opportunity to fit in a mid-season break while Klopp is also hoping it will give Lovren and Grujic time to recover from their injuries.

When asked why the duo were left back at Melwood, the German coach said it was the decision of the medical department but he hopes both Lovren and Grujic will be ready to resume full training next week once the squad returns from Spain on Sunday.

Klopp told the clubs website:

“That was the decision of the medical department. Of course we have here exactly the same possibilities in the medical department and we have fantastic people at home and they can take care of the players [at home] and take care of them, which makes more sense.

“Hopefully, especially Dejan, [they] can come back to training after when we come back on Sunday, that would be great.

“Same for Marko Grujic, who is close but not close enough to make the sessions with us, and it’s not nice for a player when you’re close but you see this, so do your stuff and train [with the group] in the moment you can do it again. So that’s all, there are no other reasons.”

Liverpool will be hoping Lovren in particular is able to make a swift recovery as the Reds take on defending champions Leicester on February 27th before welcoming Arsenal to Anfield the following weekend.

Lucas Leiva has filled-in alongside Joel Matip with mixed success but no doubt Klopp will be desperate to have Lovren available when they head to the King Power later this month.

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