Klopp confident Liverpool's defensive injuries just short term

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 12, 2019

Jürgen Klopp has claimed Liverpool's FA Cup exit does not hand his team an advantage in the title race despite Manchester City's heavier workload.

Klopp, whose team are also out of the League Cup, conceded however that he does prefer to have the opportunity to train more with single game weeks.

Liverpool's central defensive injury problems should be cleared up soon, manager Jurgen Klopp said as the Premier League leaders prepare for Saturday's (Jan 12) test at Brighton & Hove Albion.

"That said, there was a fantastic save late on from Shaqiri, that was Ruddy tipping it onto the post, and it was an absolutely stunning save and they were inches from taking it to a replay and it did take a very good Neves goal to beat them".

But the manager is aware of the challenge ahead, using his pre-match press conference on Friday to highlight the Seagulls' improvement and their threat to Liverpool. We will see what that means.

"If Fabinho has to play as a centre half what we want is the natural understanding of the game", he said.

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

"That's not different to if we came through December without injuries - unfortunately we didn't come through 100%".

'If you are a holding 6 or a centre-half with the ball it is easier'. It usually doesn't happen but here it happened and was a bit of bad luck. There's no advantage, we have to use the time.

"Why should we compare it with other situations? Now we have to make the best of the time we have and get as many points as possible". We could deal with it as well with the right number of players, that's how it is, but that's all. "We speak in the week, but try to not make it more complicated than it is".

Liverpool are severely lacking in options at the back with Fabinho set to start alongside Virgil van Dijk against Chris Hughton's side this weekend.

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