Klopp provides his latest insight on the injuries to Lallana, Clyne and Ejaria while Liverpool prepare for Chelsea clash.
Liverpool take on league leaders Chelsea on Tuesday night hoping to reduce the gap for the title race. Klopp suffered embarrassing defeat against Wolves in the FA Cup and has won just a single game in 2017. The Reds are out of the EFL Cup and the FA Cup and their only chance for a silverware remains the elusive PL trophy.
Here is what Klopp had to say about key injuries in his squad:
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Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the ‘England Player of the Year 2016’ is available for selection against Chelsea. Lallana did not even make the bench owing to a cut as Liverpool suffered a huge FA Cup upset at the hands of the Wolves. Klopp said, “Adam is fine for selection and trained with the first team.”
Massive boost for the Reds.
No Premier League midfielder has more goals and assists than Adam Lallana (14) so far this season.
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Clyne has been one of the most consistent Liverpool player hasn’t featured for the Reds since 12th January. He missed out on the Manchester United draw, Swansea defeat,return leg of EFL Cup Semis and the Wolves clash. Talking about Clyne’s injury, Klopp said- “It’s difficult with Clyne. We would love to force it but we can’t so we have to wait. Yesterday, he made a running session with Andreas Kornmayer, so it’s about adapting more and more to the pain level he obviously has.” Trent Alexander Arnold is expected to deputize at RB for the Reds.
Klopp hinted that Ejaria could be unavailable for a long time having played the Wolves game carrying an injury. Klopp said, “Probably a lot of people thought after the Wolves game, ‘What were they doing?’ but he played with a ruptured syndesmosis. Now he’s obviously out for a while.
He added, “The syndesmosis is a ligament between the shin bone and the ankle. ‘It’s not nice, it’s really painful.”
It has been a breakthrough season for the Arsenal academy product having played often for the Reds under Klopp.