Liverpool Injuries May Force Board Into New Signings, Jurgen Klopp Says: ‘We Will See’

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed his squad are facing numerous injuries ahead of their opening Premier League clash with newly promoted Fulham this Saturday at Craven Cottage.

The German coach claimed that the injuries are not forcing the board into action on the transfer market and that the idea “makes no sense”.

However, he has not ruled out any new incomings before the end of the transfer window.

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The Manager Could Not Rule Out Additional Summer Signings

When pressed on the topic of new signings at his pre-match press conference, he told a press conference: “We have too many injuries, that’s true, but in the moment nothing has changed.

“We cannot solve the problems we have with a transfer. At the moment it makes no sense to us. But the transfer window is still open and we will see.”

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Klopp was asked if the injury of centre-back Ibrahima Konate would impact the departure of defender Nat Phillips and said: “It will influence the outgoing transfers, yes.”

 

The Club Are Suffering From Key Player Injuries

The current injury list at Anfield includes Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Caoimhin Kelleher and the aforementioned Konate – players that have been used regularly as either starters or substitutes in the past.

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In the 2021/2022 campaign, Klopp’s side played every domestic and European fixture on offer to them; having reached the finals of the FA Cup, Champions League and Carabao Cup.

Furthermore, if the team aims to recreate the same excitement and possibility of the “quadruple” in 2022/2023, additions may be needed to take the weight off of the first team.

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Liverpool kick-started their season with silverware after defeating Manchester City in the Community Shield on July 30. Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and new forward Darwin Nunez saw the Reds cruise to a 3-1 victory at King Power Stadium.

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Despite injuries to a number of players, Klopp was still able to field potentially their strongest line-up. Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip were deployed alongside one another and appeared to be the manager’s preferred centre-back pairing last season, however, an injury to either player could cause serious depth issues in the squad next season.