Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool fans further injury update
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp gave fans an update on the injuries which kept Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson out of the squad for Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at West Ham on Monday night.
The former Borussia Dortmund meister was speaking to Liverpoolfc.com and said:
“Gini and Hendo, both would’ve played and then they cannot play. That’s not too cool, I don’t know how long it will take.
“That’s the situation, that was always clear. It’s a long season and you have to deal with the situation.
“When players are in, all the players are there, then you maybe have a bit of a headache making the line-up, who wants to start, who you leave out. If you don’t have them that makes line-ups easier, but it leaves you short of options.”
Liverpool have had to cope with an ever-expanding injury-list since December with the right side of the defence, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez, both missing for prolonged periods. The Reds’ bench at West Ham was notably inexperienced as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw.
“We had a pretty young bench tonight and two strikers, a left-back – that doesn’t help in a game like this now. So it’s like it is. We have to deal with situations like that.
“We got a point and it’s a very positive sign, I would say, if you are disappointed about a point at West Ham. But it’s still a point, and let’s carry on.”
Klopp may have to continue getting creative with his defensive lineups for now as Joe Gomez has undergone surgery for his lower-leg fracture and Dejan Lovren suffering from a hamstring injury.
The good news is that Alexander-Arnold might be fit in time for Saturday’s meeting with Bournemouth.
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