IT’S the Monday after another great win for the Reds and we’re already just over 24 hours away from our next game — which is great ’cause Liverpool are good to watch right now.
Can’t wait for Champions League footy next year. Watching Jürgen’s lads play twice a week. Heaven, that.
Leeds Team News
Klopp was talking to the press at Melwood today ahead of the midweek meeting with Leeds United at Anfield and offered some insight into the current injury situation within the squad.
Philippe Coutinho was sent for scans on the injury he picked up in the win over Sunderland, which the club suspect could be ankle ligament damage, and he’ll at the very least miss the EFL Cup tie. Roberto Firmino also took a knock and was substituted, though he is not expected to require scans, and will miss out. Adam Lallana is back in training, while Daniel Sturridge is yet to return to training, so both will be absent.
Lot of key players out there. Hope the situation looks better by the weekend. The manager also confirmed Simon Mignolet will start.
Klopp: Origi Needed Patience
Was pleased to see Divock Origi score on Saturday, no less because it pretty much won us the game. Big fan of his and thought he looked great when he came on. He did have to wait for his chance, though, which Klopp insists is completely normal and the situation has been as he expected.
He said: “His attitude is good, but there is no alternative to being patient — what would be the alternative to being patient?
“Moan every day and talk to me and your team-mates? That isn’t how it works.”
Boss knee slide as well. Bang into that, me.
Reds Won’t Rush Woodburn
Great moment for Ben Woodburn coming on for his senior debut on Saturday. Looks a huge talent at such an early stage but, as is always the case in these situations, it’s best to be patient with him. Klopp is in no rush.
He said: “I am not sure. There are a lot of very positive signs, not only with him.
“We can speak about opportunities for young boys in our squad, but sometimes you have to show it, not only for Ben, but also the other young boys in the academy.”
Would like to see him get some game time Tuesday, if I’m being honest. Think it would do him a world of good.
Reports suggesting that Coutinho looks set to miss five to six weeks with the injury he picked up against Sunderland. Lots panicking but it could be worse, if that is the case. Still, though…
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