Liverpool have been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks. Jürgen Klopp has lost a majority of his starting XI to the treatment table this term. As a result he has been campaigning for five substitutes to be allowed, for the schedule to be eased up. There was another injury blow this weekend. Sky didn’t air a Jürgen Klopp interview segment after he attacked broadcasters.
Liverpool injury crisis worsens
You really couldn’t write this injury crisis.
Jürgen Klopp has lost well over a dozen players to illness and injury during this season.
Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out after testing positive for COVID and having been snapped by Richarlison in the Merseyside Derby.
Joe Gomez is out for a majority of the campaign after his knee gave way in England training.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold has a muscle problem keeping him out of the side, Fabinho has just recovered from a hamstring issue of his own.
The latest knock has been to Naby Keita, the Guinean limped off with a hamstring injury on Sunday.
Sky don’t air Jürgen Klopp interview
After the Reds waltzed to victory over Leicester City on Sunday night, Sky failed to air a segment of the post match Jürgen Klopp interview.
The boss took aim at broadcasters for their handling of the schedule after he lost yet another player to a muscle injury, saying:
“Sky and BT have to talk because if we keep playing Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30, I’m not sure if we will finish the season with 11 players.
“All the top six or seven. But I know you don’t care.
“It’s really difficult for the players, that’s what is difficult. The rest is just a decision on a desk in an office. That sounds not difficult for me.
“Stop talking and start making decisions. If somebody tells me again about contracts I’ll go really nuts. Contracts are not made for a Covid season.
“We all have to adapt. You adapt, we adapt, you’re standing here with a facemask – we adapt to the situation. So everything changed.”
What RTK has to say
My manager, my manager.
Sky not airing this Jürgen Klopp interview segment makes sense, he had their trousers down.
The boss has spoken nothing but facts in this interview. He is completely right.
We cannot continue like this. Players are dropping like flies and for why?
Broadcasters need to pull their finger out and work with the leagues to help ease the schedule up, player safety is at risk.