Liverpool Boss Hints At New Arrival After Confirming Fresh Triple Injury Blow
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted he’ll dip in to the transfer market after the club picked up three more injuries during last nights 1-0 win at Stoke.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted he’ll dip in to the transfer market this month after the club picked up three more injuries during last nights 1-0 win at Stoke City.
The Reds won the Capital One Cup semi final first leg at the Britannia Stadium thanks to a Jordon Ibe goal late in the first half and they’re now the heavy favourites to reach the final at Wembley.
However, the victory came at a cost as Dejan Lovren and Philippe Coutinho were both forced off inside the opening 45 minutes with hamstring injuries while Kolo Toure also ended the game limping.
Mamadou Sakho missed the game last night after suffering a knee injury during the win at Sunderland last week so with Joe Gomez out for the foreseeable future with his own knee problem and Martin Skrtel on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, Klopp now has no fit centre-backs to choose from.
Speaking after the win over Stoke last night, the German coach admitted that while Toure may have only been suffering from cramp, he doesn’t know if any of his central defenders will be available for Friday’s FA Cup clash with Exeter and he may now be forced into the transfer market to bring in reinforcements.
The latest spate of injuries mean Liverpool now have 12 players on the treatment table and Klopp says that while he’s willing to take responsibility for the clubs injury problems, he insists it’s not down to his training methods.
Klopp is quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“Injuries? Yeah that’s it, I know that’s the next step – it’s my responsibility.
“We will look at our training, yes! But we don’t train, we only recover, that is the situation now, when should we train? There is no training.
“But no problem really, I am responsible for these things and if you want to make me responsible then it’s OK, I know this – we have six hamstrings and it’s my responsibility but it is like it is and we have to see what we can do.”
“In this moment with no centre back fit, I would say it is a situation where we have to think about going into the transfer market, eh?
“Two weeks ago we had three centre backs, that’s a good situation, at the start of the season we had five, now we have none. I don’t know if any have a chance of being fit. Sakho, I don’t think so. Kolo said it’s only a cramp. But I don’t know for him either.
“Sakho isn’t a hamstring, his was the Sunderland foul – the soft foul!”
Despite his defiance, it certainly seems that Klopp’s high intensity approach on the field may be having a negative affect on the players fitness as Liverpool now have SIX players out with hamstring injuries alone.
We’ll have to wait and see whether any of their centre-backs recover in time to play in the FA Cup third round clash with Exeter but it does look as though Klopp might have to dip into the transfer market this month to give his squad a much-needed boost.
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