Jurgen Klopp Update- International breaks are always a tough time for the manager of a club. Most of the key players return from international duty jaded, often injured as well. It takes time to get them back in their usual shape and fitness but also at the same time, he has to keep on getting the right results.
The Story About Jurgen Klopp And What He Said Before The Game?
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is enjoying an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League. They will be looking to extend their near-perfect start to the season when they make the trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Expectations are monumental from the club and Crystal Palace has always been a tricky opponent for the big clubs and especially Liverpool over the last few years. Jurgen Klopp could be without several of his superstars in the game against Roy Hodgson’s side.
What About The Latest Update From Liverpool And Crystal Palace?
The club will make a late decision on superstar forward Mohamed Salah’s availability ahead of the game. Even though Liverpool are not the team that solely relies on a single player but the only game they dropped points this season is also the game which Salah missed.
Liverpool needed a late strike from Adam Lallana to get a point from a struggling Manchester United and Salah’s absence was felt in that move. The Egyptian forward has been recovering from an ankle issue that ruled him out of international duty but is in training ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park.
Jürgen Klopp explained the Reds must check the progress of Salah and a few other players, but the good news is that Liverpool’s leader in defence Virgil van Dijk is ready to feature against the Eagles.
The Comments Made By The German Manager
The Liverpool managed replied when asked about the availability of Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk. He stated that the Dutch centre-back is fully fit and will play.
About the others, he added, “From the others, I cannot say 100 per cent, I do not know 100 per cent. Today is a very important session to judge that, especially with the players who came back late.”
“Fabinho and Bobby and Ali played on Tuesday, Gini Wijnaldum played on Tuesday, so we have these players where we really need to have a look at how they react and what makes sense for them or not.”
“It is always how it is with the first game after the international [break]. We have to wait until the last second pretty much to make the decision. Nobody came back with a serious injury or something like that. But we still have to look at how they are.”
On Salah, he further added that the Golden Boot winner had trained and there were some things that were being expected of him. He further added, “Today is another important session. That is to see how it looks. We can make the decision. It is not that it got worse. But it is still kind of there, that is the problem. We have to be sensible with things like this.”
“But I did not make the decision. If I would have made a decision, I probably would not have told you now. But it is true I have to see the session today.”