Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reiterates criticism of 'senseless' Nations League

Elena Summers
October 20, 2018

Worldwide football, albeit not the Nations League, saw three of Klopp's players return to Anfield with injuries.

Liverpool are also sweating on the fitness of striker Mohamed Salah, who picked up a groin injury on global duty with Egypt while fellow forward Sadio Mane is a major doubt after having hand surgery.

Keita, who has featured in all eight league matches for the club so far, went off with a muscle problem in Guinea's 1-1 draw with Rwanda on Tuesday.

"We're pretty sure that Naby will not be available", said Klopp.

Virgil van Dijk is also on Liverpool's lengthy list of injury issues, although Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman is confident the centre-back's rib complaint will not force him to sit out any club games. Max Stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets.


Van Dijk also returned to Merseyside early due to an on-going rib injury that's hampered him in recent weeks but Klopp has confirmed the Dutch worldwide has fully recovered and is available to face the Terriers.

Liverpool are still assessing Mane's condition after he underwent an operation on his fractured left thumb, sustained during Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Sudan. But it's healed pretty quick, that's how it is.

"If you play American football you have a summer break which is almost longer than our season". "And everyone has their opinion about it, but the things they say about it are exactly what I think - it's too much in that competition: "Proper games, real opponents, it is better than having any friendlies".

"It's all good, he has no problems with that any more".

Liverpool head to Huddersfield Town on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC) and although Klopp will likely be able to rotate his squad and still get a win against the Terriers, Liverpool have a hectic few weeks coming up with UEFA Champions League and PL games coming thick and fast.

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