Jurgen Klopp admits ‘medical team will hit me’ over Liverpool injury updates

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted the medical team won’t be happy with his latest injury updates.

The Reds have been struck bad by injuries this season and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

The reigning Premier League champions take on Leicester this weekend and are still without Naby Keita and Diogo Jota.

Having confirmed Keita, who has not featured since starting the 7-0 victory at Crystal Palace on December 19, remains out with a hamstring injury, Klopp said: “Diogo is close, but not as close as Naby, for example.

“He is on the pitch as well, individual sessions, not the same intensity as you can imagine after a longer time. In rehab, you have to train really intense before you can go back to team training.

“Diogo [will be] two or three weeks, maybe. Probably the medical hits me now, but I think that’s kind of possible, back in full training and then we will see how long it takes.”

Before the boss added: “The medical team will probably hit me now!"

Klopp had also revealed that Fabinho will miss the clash with Leicester and admits he’s unsure when the Brazilian will return.

The boss added: “I don’t know in the moment, we will see. I really don’t know.”

With the raft of injuries, Deadline Day signings Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak could make their debuts this weekend.

Klopp added: “With the boys, obviously we had now some sessions together where we really could work on this defensive set-up and that’s very, very important.

“But we have, as well and on top of that, other players available – Nat Phillips did really well, together with Hendo [and] together with Fab.

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  • “We have to find a solution and all of them had the chance this week to show in training who is ready. So, I have to make a decision tomorrow, obviously.

    “He [Kabak] played in front of a lot of supporters. He played at Stuttgart, which is a very often sold-out stadium.

    “Schalke, as long as supporters were allowed, is pretty much sold out each home game wherever they are in the table. So he is used to that, but of course it can help.”

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