A heavily exhausted team from Liverpool welcomes Premier League leaders Leicester City to Anfield on Sunday to get their league campaign going again.
Injuries and illness mean Jurgen Klopp will be without many of his usual starters for the game, and all eyes will be on his team sheet as a handful of academy stars could stand in line to figure out the numbers.
« We’ll see [but] Jordan Henderson won’t and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] won’t play, that’s clear. We’ll see the rest.
“[Thiago and Fabinho] are fine, Ox [is] fine. They’re all closer, but we’ll see if it’s close enough for the weekend. ”
Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah will miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19 during international break. The results will be announced soon after he was seen dancing at his brother’s wedding without following social distancing guidelines.
« He’s back today. When you get a negative test, the process really begins. We don’t have anything to say in public, to be honest. A brother’s wedding is a very special moment.
« I was in Germany in the summer. A friend postponed his birthday party because of me. 50 people attended and at the last minute I decided not to leave. It was allowed in Germany at the time.
« My players are incredibly disciplined. You really know about the situation. Sometimes it doesn’t work that way. The rest is between Mo and me – we’ve already done that. Things are fine. «
“[It’s] a difficult question, but the surgery was successful so he’s already recovering from the surgery and then starting rehabilitation.
« He’s with his family, so he’s in the best possible place I would say. That’s pretty much it. The rehab has now started. After the operation, count backwards from that moment and we will help as much as we can, but for the first few days after the operation all boys will likely feel quite alone. But if you have your family around – and that is the case with him – then as good as possible, it is. ”
« We are a unit – a right, right unit – and the more problems we have, the closer we stick together. It always was and always will be in this club.
« We don’t make excuses, we have the situation we are in, we don’t like the injuries we have because it’s really hard for the boys who have the injuries, but the rest are working on solutions. We always do that.
“We have solutions in mind; We might think we are in the worst situation, but the season is long and we only played eight games so there will be a lot of problems. I have always said that whoever is best at dealing with the problems that lie ahead has the chance to be truly successful. We try to be. ”
“We take it game by game. It doesn’t work any other way because if you think about the next game before playing the game in front of you, you have no chance in this game. It doesn’t make sense, then a few days later you’ll have completely different problems. It’s just game after game and that will never change.
“There is no season when you don’t have an injury problem. It’s always the same, but in our situation it’s a little different that a lot of players have been injured in the same position – seriously injured – and that makes it difficult, of course.
« Nobody here feels sorry for themselves at all or whatever; We have no pity on ourselves. It is the situation and the moment you get the information, it is a moment when it hits you, but a minute later you are already in the resolution process.
« We’re already very deep into it, so now we have players available – and I’ve always said that as long as we can use 11 players, we’ll fight for the three points. « . We can and we will line up with 11 players, at least I can promise that for Sunday, and then we will fight with everything we have. ”
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