HERE is your tea time round-up of today’s biggest Liverpool FC stories.
Sadio Mane Injury Not Serious
Jürgen Klopp was speaking to the press at Melwood today and confirmed that Mane’s injury scare, after a collision in training yesterday, is just a muscle injury.
The winger is still a doubt for Saturday’s game at Burnley, though the club will be relieved that the injury is not a dislocation as first feared.
A start for Daniel Sturridge then?
Klopp Defends Alberto Moreno
Moreno has been the hot topic across social media this week, after his performance against Arsenal last Sunday. However, the manager has hit back at those criticising the left back, insisting there was a reason he was picked for the game.
Klopp said: “I cannot be interested in criticism of other people. Alberto played (at Arsenal) so there was a reason for him playing, I think. That’s all I’m thinking about, not what other people want me to think about a player.”
Bored of the fume, to be honest.
Coutinho > Messi?
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been talking about Philippe Coutinho, insisting the Brazilian has the ability to be considered among the best players in the world.
Hendo said: “(Lionel) Messi, (Cristiano) Ronaldo and (Luis) Suarez – they are seen as the elite players in world football. Philippe has certainly got the talent, the work ethic and the hunger to get into that bracket. He’s a fantastic player for us. I’ve seen him develop as a player during his time at Liverpool and he’s still only 24.”
Is right, lads.
Adam Lallana Loving New Role
Lallana has been speaking today about his new role in the team. Klopp’s new system has seen Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum drop back into central midfield, and the England international reaped the rewards with a goal on Sunday.
He said: “I’ve enjoyed it. I feel like I’m still learning the role and I’ll probably still be learning the role throughout the season – you can always get better.”
Keep banging them in and you’ll be sound, Adam.
Flanagan Loan Good For All Parties
Klopp has today said that it was an easy decision to send Jon Flanagan out on loan to Burnley, as he felt the move suited all parties.
The manager said: “It wasn’t a difficult decision to send Flanno on loan because it makes sense for him. After a long injury he needs the opportunity to play. In Flanno’s case we thought it makes absolute sense that he gets the opportunity to play at the highest level with Burnley. It’s all good for all sides.”
Been a tough few years for Flanno. Let’s hope he comes back stronger.
Will Klopp Need To Tweak?
Great piece by Sean Rogers has gone up on the site today, assessing Klopp’s tactics from the win over Arsenal, and why he might need to change the system when we play Burnley.
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) August 18, 2016
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