Jurgen Klopp confident Liverpool's defensive injuries just short term

Tanya Simon
January 12, 2019

He said: I saw them as two separate (Man City and Wolves).

"They are not out for long".

"We are fine. A season is always like this".

"Joel trained for the first time yesterday with the team", Klopp said. Who deals the best with their problems has the most success.

"If Fabinho has to play as a centre-half, we are not sure, he has played it before, but of course we do that on the training pitch", Klopp said.

However, with an array of injuries in central defence for today's clash with the Seagulls it appears that Fabinho will play alongside Van Dijk at the heart of the defence, but it's not the central defensive area that has to be bolstered, as the left-back area looks particularly weak.

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"Even a side as good as Liverpool when you are disrupted that early in the game, when you are bringing on a 16-year-old centre-half, then it disrupts your game".

Liverpool's quest for Premier League glory may have hit a slight bump in the road when they lost to Manchester City in their last top-flight match, but Jurgen Klopp has to ensure he doesn't let their four-point lead slip in the coming months and the German boss can help his team's quest for a maiden Premier League title.

Klopp said he welcomed the extra training time the break would allow, but admitted his preference would have been for Liverpool to still be in the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. "He is a fantastic person, he is physically strong and he has all the technical things you need". "That's my preferred rhythm, to be honest".

The disappointment was followed up with defeat in the FA Cup away at Wolves on Monday night, now the Reds will be keen to ensure they get back to winning ways.

"So the owners want the Premier League and Champions League clearly". "We speak in the week, but try to not make it more complicated than it is".

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