Jurgen Klopp has expressed his displeasure at the international break because of the many injuries experienced by Liverpool players after strengthening the national team
After the international break last week, many Liverpool players returned with not entirely good conditions. Divock Origi, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson are back injured.
Luckily Mane and Henderson were able to recover in time to then train normally. It’s different with Robertson who got a minor injury in his ankle so he hasn’t been able to train since returning from defending the Scottish national team.
Then, Origi defended the Belgian national team after being absent for two years due to an injury to his leg.
The injury made Robertson and Origi doubtful of being able to appear when Liverpool faced Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday (11/21/2021) early this morning. This is also what makes Klopp annoyed not playing because Liverpool had previously also been confused with injuries to their players.
James Milner, Naby Keita, Harvey Eliot, Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino are on the list of patients in Liverpool‘s treatment room. Even though Klopp really needs this player’s role with the density of the game towards the end of the year.
“I hate the international break. I see from the injury side of the players, the players should get at least two days off, even though the players train relatively every day when they are with the national team,” said Jurgen Klopp on Sky Sports.
“The coaches have their own targets and sometimes they have to do physical work with the players too. I don’t like that, because it doesn’t help at all and I want the players to come back a week (after the West Ham game),” he added.
Liverpool is now in fourth place in the Premier League standings by collecting 22 points, four points ahead of Chelsea, who are at the top of the table.