Jurgen Klopp confirms 4 injured Liverpool players missing for Newcastle United game
Jurgen Klopp has met the media on Friday lunchtime.
The Liverpool boss speaking to journalists ahead of playing Newcastle United on Saturday.
Difficult to imagine the Liverpool boss in a better mood, considering the form his team are in.
These past three months seeing them lift the Champions League and Super Cup, whilst
The scousers are also unbeaten in their last 42 Premier League games at Anfield and have scored in the last 17 PL matches at home.
As for overall league form, only one defeat (at Man City) in their last 43 league games.
Earlier today, Jurgen Klopp was awarded the manager of the month award for August, his 100% record putting Liverpool top before the international break.
At his pre-Newcastle press conference, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he has four players unavailable.
As expected, Nathaniel Clyne and Paul Glatzel are unavailable.
However, there had been reports of both Naby Keita and Alisson being close to a comeback but Jurgen Klopp says neither of them will be involved on Saturday.
Newcastle have seven injured, with Lejeune, Yedlin, Saint-Maximin, Carroll, Ritchie, Gayle and Sean Longstaff all set to miss.
Always worth listening to, Klopp says that luck is always important for any team and also that his players need to guard against complacency despite their excellent form.
Jurgen Klopp speaking at his pre-Newcastle United press conference:
“Clyney (Nathaniel Klyne) and (Paul) Glatzel are still far away but doing big steps (towards playing again).
“Naby (Keita) is close and he could be back in training when we come back from Napoli (next week).
“Alisson is improving but we can’t put pressure on him.
“It is a serious calf injury but now it is much better.
“The target (for Alisson to come back) was always after the next international break (in October).
“To win the Champions League we didn’t change things, the boys are still the same, a good bunch of footballers and they’ll show it again tomorrow.
“We have to make sure we have a wonderful atmosphere in the squad and we work hard for that,we just try to improve all the time.
“We have to make sure that the day this record (13 Premier League wins in a row) is far away in the future.
“We have a chance to win tomorrow so we must do it.
“The international breaks are all difficult and you need to be lucky that they all come back healthy – the top six have more players busy in that period.
“Life without luck is difficult and football without it…it is a difficult battle.
“We accepted that long ago.
“Can you influence luck? Well you can work for it.
“Newcastle did a lot of really good stuff against Tottenham.
“Newcastle will fight like crazy.”
“Newcastle are good, it was really difficult for them with Rafa leaving.
“For Steve Bruce?
“For sure he has a difficult job but he has done fantastic so far – they have kept that style of last season.
“They sold Rondon and got Joelinton, he is similar.
“They also have the speed for counter-attacks.”
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