Jurgen Klopp says a two week break between playing Crystal Palace and Leicester City will ‘100 per cent’ help his side manage injuries and fatigue.

The Reds maintained their pressure at the very top of the Premier League table with a win over Brighton on the weekend which meant that Manchester City had to beat Wolves to ensure the Merseysiders didn’t extend their lead at the top to seven points.

They did so very capably, cruising to a 3-0 win at the Etihad. The result was made all the more possible as Wolves were down to 10 men after 20 minutes after Willy Boly flew into a dangerous challenge on Bernardo Silva.

With the season edging nearer the business end of the season, managers will be desperate to have their best players fit and with Jurgen Klopp expecting most of his central defenders back, the German is looking forward to taking his players on a short trip to Dubai.


“The break that we are getting at the end of January is going to be 100 per cent helpful for the boys with injuries,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo.

“I hope that Dejan and Joe make big steps to come forward. For Adam (Lallana) it might be a bit early but we have a few players out and they need the time.

“We have Joel now back as he was on the bench against Brighton but he as well will use the time for bone healing and it all helps so it’s good for us in that way.”

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