Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is currency assessing his squad and is need confirmation from the club’s doctors on the players he will have available against Everton at the weekend. The Reds take on their rivals in the Merseyside derby on Saturday in a crunch Premier League tie as they look to move back into the top four in the table.
The manager has provided some news on a selection of his players, including Naby Keita, James Milner, and Fabinho. The trip all missed Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over German club RB Leipzig and are still facing a race against time to be fit enough to participate in the game this Saturday. (more…)
From his regular role of midfield, James Milner now moved to the full-back. The experience and attitude of this veteran player are significant in attack as well as in defense.
These players have been made for game and nights like this one, and now Jürgen Klopp also realizes the same. James Milner is now 33, but the enthusiasm and desire of this midfield typify what Klopp wants to see in his players. The suspension of Andy Robertson would most probably save the manager worrying about whether or not this veteran midfielder should play in the game.
Liverpool’s injury crisis has deepened ahead of their Uefa champions league tie against Bayern Munich at Anfield. Roberto Firmino is a doubt for the clash after he was forced to miss the crucial final training session.
The Brazil striker, who has become an integral part of Klopp’s squad, was not at Melwood (the club’s training base) on Monday due to the effects of a virus. It remains to be seen how serious the virus proves to be but there is certainly a questionmark over whether Roberto Firmino will be able to make the starting line-up and, as a result, Daniel Sturridge is now on standby.
Jurgen Klopp reckons that while silverware is a very important part of the career of any coach, his aim as a coach at Liverpool is to create a pool of players which can go on and achieve success for a very long time and he is working towards that.
Recently Jose Mourinho talked about the fact that Klopp doesn’t have silverware to show off as the coach of Liverpool and silverware is actually what matters in the game. Klopp didn’t dismiss the thoughts of the Portuguese, but he did stress that there are things other than silverware which matter too.
James Milner made it to the starting line up at Liverpool against Huddersfield Town last weekend. The former Aston Villa champion has incalculable fans and they got a bit worried about his health. Just days ago during a clash with Manchester City, the midfielder was hurt. However, the medical tests shows that the ex England international had a minor hamstring tear and would soon be fit to hit the ground.
The fearless midfielder has well recovered and sooner than expected. His medications have made him to step-up that would give him an opportunity to play on Saturday against Huddersfield. In order to do so, he will resume complete training with the squad by this week. The former Manchester and Newcastle United midfielder may consider switching back to the boyhood club. As per Alex Apati from Ladbrokes, if Leeds require a perk to achieve promotion back to Premier League, the return of the midfielder will certainly be beneficial. Leeds had to send Milner to Newcastle in the year 2004 due to financial reasons. the retirement from Liverpool took place in the year 2016.
Liverpool defender James Milner said that he is ready for the game against their bitter rival Manchester United. He said that this is an important game in the season and that the players will all be motivated for this.
He said that ever since he has joined Liverpool, he has discovered how this game is important for Liverpool fans and that it is important for them to get a good result.