Robbie Savage questions Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp decisions in critical outburst

  • Robbie Savage questions Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp decisions in critical outburst

Robbie Savage questions Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp decisions in critical outburst

The Brazil worldwide played in the role in the FA Cup defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

Also in that game, Dejan Lovren became the latest Liverpool centre-back to pick up an injury when he came off after five minutes clutching his left hamstring.

"Joel trained yesterday for the first time with the team", Klopp told a news conference on Friday. Adam [Lallana] is out. Joe (Gomez) of course out.

Asked if Lovren's injury was serious, Klopp replied: 'I don't know.

Matip is making progress in his recovery and, like Lovren, could be back to face Crystal Palace next weekend. We'll see what that means exactly.

Virgil van Dijk sat out the game at Wolves but is set to return for Saturday's trip to Brighton. Joël Matip is back in training following a shoulder injury but unlikely to start against Brighton, meaning a central defensive role for Fabinho.

"But we have to prove (that is not the case), we have to prove it on the pitch how we have done it so far, we have to prove it again".

"We could deal with it as well with the right number of players, that's how it is, but that's all".

Sports data company Gracenote have recalculated seasons before the English top flight moved from two to three points for a win in 1981 and say the data reveals that the current top four is the most dominant ever.

The defending Premier League champions went into last week's meeting at the Etihad Stadium trailing the leaders by seven points, knowing defeat would leave them facing a tall order to overhaul Jurgen Klopp's side with less than half of the season remaining.

Asked whether that would give Liverpool an advantage over their rivals, Klopp said that depended on how well they made use of the extra preparation time.

"If you have the full squad together it's massive, it's really good", he said of the lighter schedule.

"It's my preferred rhythm".

'I'm not sure, but we'll have to see'. "Now we have to make the best of the time we have and get as many points as possible".