Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp insists that he nonetheless has sufficient midfielders in his squad regardless of Thiago Alcantara limping off early in Saturday’s draw towards Fulham.
Thiago gave the impression to be combating a hamstring drawback and can now be assessed to grasp the extent of any harm. However he joins fellow midfielders Curtis Jones, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in presently being unavailable.
Klopp beforehand acknowledged in mid-July there’s ‘no want for a brand new midfielder’ in his squad. Even with setbacks, the Reds boss doesn’t appear to have modified his thoughts.
“I do know what is going to now come up, it is clear. We stated we don’t want a midfielder as a result of now we have sufficient – and we even have sufficient, however the issue now’s we get punished for one thing that’s not our accountability often because issues like this may occur,” Klopp stated, through LiverpoolFC.com.
“No one may think about that Curtis will get the factor he will get; it’s nothing severe however he’s a younger boy and it’s a form of stress response. Our bodies are like this.
“Naby is barely unwell and he’ll now be again undoubtedly subsequent week once more. Oxlade occurred early and now with Thiago that’s, in fact, not good and we’ll see.”
Klopp, who has rejected calls to make new signings throughout damage crises up to now, is adamant that any switch ‘should make sense now and within the long-term’.
He defined: “We’ve got midfielders, now we have nonetheless sufficient midfielders. It’s not that we lack midfielders, but it surely’s simply a few of them are injured. This isn’t an excellent scenario, I don’t prefer it in any respect, however now we have to see how we react on that – however for positive not panicking.”
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