Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, has addressed the media before the Reds’ Champions League encounter against Napoli.
After Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Leeds, manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media on the club’s website.
Liverpool’s undefeated home record was snapped by Crysencio Summerville’s late goal, and it was yet another dismal effort from Klopp’s team.
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The schedule is jam-packed, providing Klopp no shortage of lineup dilemmas.
The manager for Liverpool did reveal one player who will not be participating in tomorrow’s game.
In a negative development, Klopp has said that Joel Matip will not be available to play against Napoli.
As the Liverpool Echo reports, Ibrahima Konate has a “good chance” of playing and will likely start in place of Joe Gomez.
The talented Scottish forward Calvin Ramsay, who has made an immediate impact in Liverpool’s U-21 team, might potentially be on the bench.
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Klopp updated the media on his team’s health, although he acknowledged that the short turnaround between games made this tough.
I’m sorry I can’t provide more details, but that’s the way it is one and a half days after a game, Klopp remarked.
That’s how it always is for me; the difference is that I never have to deal with the media.
So, we have to wait for a while, but as soon as we know who’s up for it, we’ll get these lads ready for a real battle.
When asked if Matip would be available, Klopp said, “No.”
The defender’s weekly salary is £100,000, although he has been injured often since moving to Anfield.
Matip’s calf injury marks his tenth absence from action this season across all competitions.
The absence of Matip may have contributed to the shaky performance of Liverpool’s defence this season.
The usually dependable Virgil Van Dijk has struggled mightily so far this year.
Even though Matip could be out for the match against Napoli, Klopp will be optimistic that he can return to action before the World Cup break.