Merseyside outfit Liverpool are getting ready to face off against the Premier League leaders Leicester City on Boxing Day, after a shocking 3-0 loss to Watford last weekend. The defeat would not have made Kop boss Jurgen Klopp happy, as it would have dented his side’s chances
of not only challenging for the league title and for a Champions League spot for next season as well. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has helped the Reds improve since his arrival at Anfield and will want to produce better results in the upcoming crucial games, which might determine how Liverpool end this season.
Despite everything, the German manager did have a smile on his face, as he got ready to face off the questions put to him by the reporters.
The clash on Saturday afternoon could be one of the biggest games for Liverpool this season and will definitely be a must-win game, with the manager hoping to surely get something out of the game, if not all three points.
The atmosphere looked happy and calm, as it was Liverpool’s press officer, Matt’s birthday, though there was no doubt that the game at home
against Leicester will not be a walk in the park.
Here is what Klopp had to say in his press conference: “Martin Skrtel is not too good. It’s a hamstring, he needs time but we don’t know how long.”
“Dejan Lovren is back in training and trained the last two days in a row so he is available for tomorrow.”
“Mignolet is training but Milner has no chance. We have to wait one-two weeks.”
Klopp also confirmed that Jordan Rossiter has sustained a hamstring injury and further added, “We have to avoid starts like we had too often this season. I would like to defend a 1-0 and not always strike back from 0-1.”
“There’s nothing to tell about [transfers]. We tried to be prepared all the time but this window in January is not easy.”
“Ranieri is one of the most experienced and successful coaches in the world. There is big respect from both sides.”
“We had some very good training this week. Very focused. It was a big knock we got in Watford.”
“You can lose football games but you have to take the right information from it. We must start better, be aware of counterattacks.”