Jurgen Klopp discussed his team’s injury problems as they approach a busy part of the season, and hinted that reinforcement might be needed in attack.
“If you look at our our bench yesterday it’s experienced in defence and not experienced in offence,” said Klopp
“If it stays like this we have open eyes for everything, but the player you want the other clubs don’t always want to give you.”
The manager gave updates on the current injuries affecting the team.
“Emre was a challenge with Divock in training, knee on knee, both trained on for the rest of the training, Emre looked in more pain.
“I never heard of this ligament, but it’s a little bit damaged. It’s painful, not really more.”
“It was cramp, he told me I want to play,” explained Klopp “But it’s not about what you want its about what is possible.”
No return was given for Lovren.
Klopp also explained that Marko Grujic has had a tendon injury, but is on the way back to fitness.
It’s an important part of the season where the games come thick and fast, but unfortunately for Liverpool the injuries are piling up.
There are four games left in December beginning on Wednesday against Middlesbrough.
On top of this Daniel Sturridge remains out for an unconfirmed amount of time with a calf injury.
This adds extra pressure on the likes of Roberto Firmino, who’s looked tired in recent games, and a group of players in midfield who are asked to run hard and press intensely in each game.
If Klopp believes Klavan and Lucas can provide adequate cover in defence, then an attacker or midfielder might be on the radar come January.