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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