Jürgen Klopp details LFC fitness concerns ahead of Palace draw

Injury newsJürgen Klopp details LFC fitness concerns ahead of Palace draw

Published 15th August 2022
By James Carroll at Anfield

Jürgen Klopp detailed the injury concerns Liverpool needed to contend with in the build-up to Monday evening's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Anfield.

The Reds were without Joel Matip due to a muscle strain for the Premier League encounter, which the manager expects to keep him sidelined for around two weeks.

Roberto Firmino was also absent as a precaution, while Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson were only deemed fit enough to be named on the bench due to fitness issues of their own.

Klopp told his post-match press conference: "[Joel] will be two weeks. We will see with that.

"The week was crazy; I have experienced a lot of weeks but that was like we had a witch in the building. Honestly, like every day somebody else pulled out [of training] for the craziest reasons.

"In the end, Joey didn't start. Nat [Phillips] did really well, I have to say, but Joey didn't start because he only trained yesterday again. At the start of the week, [he had] a little issue.

"Bobby couldn't make it. Hendo this morning, we got the information there was a little concern about something if he plays too long, so he didn't play that long.

"That's the situation. It was not too cool, but then the game we made of it I really liked it - I really liked the game. That's how it is.

"We want to fight and I saw that a lot, and we played really good stuff. So, a lot of good performances and I liked it, but that's it now. We drew, let's carry on."

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Published 15th August 2022