With the injuries piling up Klopp will have his hands full once again when picking the lineup for tomorrow’s match against Bournemouth.
Liverpool will be without Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, newly injured Sadio Mané, and possibly Joel Matip and Emre Can. With his options running low Klopp will have to look to the bench and reserves to fill in the gaps.
Sadio Mané suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Everton in the 228th Merseyside derby. The winger underwent scans on Sunday but his knee was still too swollen to get clear results.
Klopp confirmed that the results were “not 100% clear…Definitely out tomorrow.” While the extent of his injury is unknown, rumours that he is out for the season are doing the rounds on twitter after Klopp said that it is “possible” his season is over.
“Not very positive, let me say it like this. But we cannot see what it is exactly, so we have to wait.”
Klopp went on to say.
After addressing Mané’s injury Klopp confirmed that Adam Lallana and Jordan Hendereson will continue to be sidelined for tomorrow’s Bournemouth match saying, “Lallana and Henderson, not available.”
On a positive note, Daniel Sturridge returned to team training and is in contention to make the squad. After nearly two months on the sidelines from the likes of illness and a hip problem, the manager is excited for the “fresh and sharp” English striker to return.
“It’s good news for us, it’s not just bad news with Sadio being out.”
Klopp went on to say about Sturridge’s availability.
“Daniel since yesterday is in team training, he’s in a good way I’d say, especially in our situation. Probably he will be in the squad, we have to see.”
Although they are fitness doubts, Klopp is confident that both Emre Can and Joel Matip will be passed fit. After both players were hurt in Satruday’s 3-1 win the pair did not participate in Monday’s training session.
After multiple nasty tackles Klopp revealed that Emre was left with “a full body bruise” and that Matip accompanied him in the treatment room due to pain in his back.
“We left him [Matip] out on Monday because he had back pain, knee pain. Nothing serious, thank God.”
Klopp went to say about Matip.
“We have different options. We could bring experience or young boys.”
Liverpool host 14th place Bournemouth at Anfield in tomorrow’s midweek matchup. The Reds will be hoping to erase the bad memories of the meltdown at Vitality Stadium in December. Can Liverpool win their first league game without Sadio Mané?