Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes the solutions to his midfield problems lie within the squad. Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out for more than six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in their 2-2 opening day draw against Fulham. His injury is a bitter blow after Klopp is already without Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to injury and illness.
“If there was the right player and an opportunity, we would have done it, we would do it, but I don’t see it because we had a lot of conversations already and it doesn’t look like something will happen,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said. “I’m happy with the strength, size, and quality of my squad but we have injuries. There are plenty of solutions for it. One of them is the transfer market, but that only makes sense if you can bring in the right player. All the other solutions are inside the squad. We have too many injuries, that’s clear. Naby will be back for Monday and Kostas (Tsimikas) will train today for the first time so he might be back as well.”
“We addressed it after the game. We had a slow start and I didn’t like it. I saw an attitude to fight back but it’s better to have an intense and concentrated start. It took too long to switch on. We had to fight back and momentum was with Fulham,” he added. “After 55 games [last season] you tell me we start slow!? You cannot play 63 games and be always superior, you fight through it somehow. We need to be awake before it starts. I don’t like you find one thing in the stats and tell me it as though it’s the truth, it’s not.”
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