Liverpool Team News: Klopp Confirms Quadruple Injury Concern Ahead Of Leicester
Jurgen Klopp has revealed a quadruple injury concern ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leicester City.
Liverpool will look to bounce back from their League Cup disappointment when they return to the King Power to face Leicester City on Saturday.
Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a team news and injury update.
Unfortunately, the Reds boss has confirmed a quadruple injury concern with Dejan Lovren, Emre Can, Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all carrying knocks.
Lovren has missed the last two games against Burnley and Leicester due to a back injury and while Klopp says the problem isn’t serious, the centre-back is still unable to train so remains a major doubt to face Leicester.
To compound Liverpool’s defensive problems, Klopp also revealed that Matip picked up an unspecified knock during the draw with Burnley last weekend so will need to be assessed ahead of the trip to the King Power.
The Merseysiders also have a doubt hanging over Can as the German international midfielder has missed training after also suffering a knock against Burnley at Anfield.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:
“It’s nothing major with Dejan but it was enough to keep him out of two games and he is not in training so far, so that means he is also a doubt for the weekend, which is not too cool.
“It’s the same with, but completely different [injuries], Joel Matip and Emre Can. They have little bits from the last game so we have to see if they can be back in training today or tomorrow, but it’s not sure at the moment.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain came under criticism for his performance on his full debut on Tuesday night after struggling to make an impact during Liverpool’s League Cup defeat.
However, Klopp has defended the midfielder after revealing that he is carrying a minor calf injury – although it’s not clear whether the issue will keep him out of the game this weekend.
Klopp on Ox: " He has a little problem with the calf, not an injury but a little problem. We all need to get used to this."
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Liverpool head to Leicester off the back of a four-game winless streak so Klopp will be desperate to end that run with a positive result against the Foxes on Saturday afternoon.
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