Klopp: Manchester City defeat an important step for Liverpool

Klopp: Manchester City defeat an important step for Liverpool

Darren Sullivan
January 8, 2019

Jürgen Klopp confirmed Dejan Lovren sustained a hamstring injury during Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup on Monday night.

"There are times when you lose games. I understand. And I said to my players, that's hard to handle".

"We won games against them, especially since Pep, but in these games City were better".

They are still the leader in the Premier League, but four points is not bad.

Jurgen Klopp's side do have a four days break in between their trip to the Midlands and their next Premier League game against Crystal Palace, which will be held at Anfield.

And the German has explained why Van Dijk has been left at home.

"I think for Joel it would be possible, for Joe at least there's a little hope that it can be the same, so we will see".

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When asked, at a pre-match media briefing at Melwood, if there was a reson Keita had missed the last three games, Klopp said: "No, that's how it sometimes is".

Wolves can be backed at [4.0] to win (the Draw is [3.7]) but with Santo expected to leave some of his big names out then it would be a stretch for me to have any more confidence about the away victory.

Liverpool are likely to make several changes to the side that started Thursday's defeat by Manchester City. But for players when I am not in doubt they don't know it and think they have to do something differently, that was in the past when we didn't know each other good enough maybe a bit more hard.

At this stage of the FA Cup last season Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo made plenty of changes to his regular line-up, including leaving the likes of Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Willy Boly completely out of his squad.

Klopp said, "He is of course one for the future, but I do not know yet what we are going to do with him for the competition".

"But he is a fantastic player and I'm really happy to have him here".

Krawietz does not know who the favourites are in the Champions League tie, and has revealed that the Liverpool players want to achieve what a lot of the Bayern Munich players have done in recent seasons.