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Jurgen Klopp gives squad harm replace after Strasbourg defeat

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Jurgen Klopp has supplied updates on Liverpool trio Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones and Naby Keita after accidents restricted their roles in Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Strasbourg.

Klopp’s senior facet have been in motion within the Group Defend on Saturday and so he named an extremely youthful lineup for this ultimate warm-up sport, with Konate, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho the one senior gamers within the squad.

Jones and Keita had been predicted to begin the sport however finally missed out, whereas Konate picked up a knock within the second half and was compelled off the pitch in consequence.

“Naby is in poor health and Curtis felt a bit bit and we could not take any dangers,” he stated. “Swiftly the group was actually younger and we play [against] a extremely sturdy Strasbourg facet.

“We do not know precisely but on Ibou, however it would not look too regarding, so I hope we caught it in the best second.”

Requested about whether or not he had doubts over Keita or Jones’ potential involvement in Liverpool’s Premier League opener towards Fulham on Saturday, the boss added: “Naby is in poor health, so no. Curtis, we’ve got to see. [There] was no affect or no matter, in order that at all times makes it a bit, ‘My god, what might or not it’s?’

“We had no time; he felt it right this moment and he needed to play desperately, however then the medical division stated no and that we would have liked to make additional assessments. We’ll do this tomorrow after which we are going to know extra.”

Liverpool have already misplaced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to what Klopp described as a ‘severe’ hamstring harm, whereas ahead Diogo Jota stays sidelined by a muscle harm.

Goalkeeper Alisson narrowly missed the Group Defend by harm however might make his return towards Fulham, whereas deputy Caoimhin Kelleher has additionally been nursing a health challenge.

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