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Klopp gives latest on Mane injury as Senegalese winger is taken off with leg problem
Liverpool have had their fair share of injury problems with both Alisson and Virgil van Dijk succumbing to short and long-term issues. With the Merseyside club travelling to Amsterdam to face Ajax, Klopp was hopeful further problems would not arise.
Gomez and Fabinho were the centre-back pairing for the match and the Brazilian even came up with a goal-line clearance during the match. In addition to the clean sheet, it appeared defensively Liverpool could cope with the mounting Dutch pressure.
Sadio Mane took a knock during the game and was replaced. However Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the injury is not a serious one.
“Sadio has a dead leg and deals with it. It’s still painful but not a problem. When he doesn’t play he has ice on it.”
Klopp brought on young defender Rhys Williams and was also very complimentary about the youngster.
“We brought on Rhys and he is pretty strong in the air. This won’t be on the front page of our history but a nice result,” said the German.
Williams could be an option for Klopp defensively with mounting injury concerns and minutes in the first team will only benefit the 19-year-old.
Klopp was pressed on the possible combination of Joe Gomez and Fabinho in the future. The German coach seemed to indicate that this could become a regular feature for the Reds.
“Good but even he can play better. This combo with Joe they’d never played together. They need to get used to each other and the verbal demands of that position to help midfielders. There’s a lot to improve but that’s good.”
“We are not dumb enough to think we didn’t need a bit of luck. Fabinho needed to stretch off the line, we could have done better.”
“Now we don’t hang the clean sheet too high. That’s it. Saturday is different challenge, tonight Sheff Utd had legs on the sofa.”
“In our situation it helps when the boys ease the pressure on the situation. Fab can play this position, he likes it. He wouldn’t enjoy right-back as much! We have to keep these boys fit and they can help. Fab I am not surprised he plays well otherwise we’d need a solution.”
Liverpool play Sheffield United at the weekend who, as Klopp mentions, will have had more time to prepare and recover. The Blades picked up their first point of the season at Fulham but will face a much sterner test against the champions.