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Liverpool injury news: Klopp confirms 2 players to miss Leicester game



Liverpool injury news: Klopp confirms 2 players to miss Leicester game

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans after the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

In today’s Liverpool injury news ahead of their visit to Leicester City in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that two players will miss the trip to the King Power Stadium on Monday.

The high-flying Reds are looking to extend their winning run in the league to seven games as Europa League place appears all but confirmed following their ruthless streak lately.

For today’s Liverpool transfer news, click here.

Liverpool injury news – Firmino and Keita ruled out from the Leicester trip

At a pre-match press conference earlier today, Klopp confirmed that Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita will miss the trip to Leicester on Monday through injuries.

The Brazilian, who is set to leave the Anfield outfit this summer as a free agent after eight years at the club, has missed their last five games with a muscle issue.

Keita, who is also on his way out this summer upon the expiration of his contract, hasn’t featured for Liverpool since February.

Confirming that neither would play any part in next week’s game, Klopp said:

“I saw Bobby in training yesterday and it looks like pretty much [he is] nearly there, but I don’t think he will be in for the weekend. If I go out of here and he will be in the session, I would be surprised. I assume that we start with him team training-wise after the Leicester game. And Naby, no.”

Meanwhile, Leicester City are fighting to stay alive in the Premier League. With only 30 points from 35 games, the Foxes are in 18th position of the league table and running out of time to anchor their sinking ship.

Dean Smith took charge of the club on April 10 and has overseen just one win in five games. Leicester’s defense continues to leak goals at an alarming rate, including five against Fulham in a 5-3 defeat last time out.

With Liverpool firing on all cylinders right now, Leicester is staring down the barrel of a gun here, as relegation would be all but confirmed with another setback on Monday.

What are your thoughts on Liverpool’s injury news?


“I’m not concerned”–Klopp speaks on lack of UCL impacting Liverpool business

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has commented on whether a lack of Champions League football will impact their transfer window business this summer.

Speaking in his most recent press conference (as quoted by, this is what Klopp had to say.

He stated, “At the moment, when you talk [to a player], you realise that he’s already clarified because we can’t tell anybody that we will be definitely in Champions League next year,”

“So if he’s talking to us then it’s probably already clear that he knows about that situation. It’s obvious that we have to fight for being part of the Champions League and to fight for trophies. And if you want to be part of that, you’re more than welcome. It’s only one thing which we can’t guarantee this year and this is Champions League football.

Jurgen Klopp

“All the rest is the same like it was before. It’s a fantastic club with a really, really good football team and an even better one hopefully next year. So that’s it, and that’s not so difficult. I’ve barely faced the situation that you are in talks with the player and everything sounds great in the end, he says ‘ok, now, see you if that happens’.

“We’re still Liverpool and that means we are really attractive for a lot of players and we should not forget that. That’s why I’m not concerned about that fact.

“Everything is more difficult without Champions League, that’s how it is. Especially in the long term; we should not do these kind of things more often. Apart from that, it’s absolutely ok the situation we are in, from a talking point of view and from a convincing point of view.”

With a club the size and stature of Liverpool, attracting high-quality players won’t be an issue, but perhaps a number of elite talent will slip through the cracks if they don’t secure Champions League for next season.

The Reds certainly still have a chance at securing a space in the competition, they’re a point off Manchester United in fourth. However, the Red Devils do have a game in hand on them.

So, if Liverpool can gain a top four place next season then that would write off all the what-if questions thrown at Klopp.

But they do have to brace themselves, as it could be a possibility, but the size of the club and the accolades that the German has achieved at Anfield still make them an attractive prospect for a hungry footballer.

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