Right backNathaniel Clyne is now the latest Liverpool injury to add to a growing list this season. He has featured in all Premier League matches this season including the recent hard-fought victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the 25-year-old has been struggling with injuries over the past weeks. He has been playing through pain and has now suffered a knee injury after the Liverpool’s latest win.
Is this due to the training? Is it down to the high pressing – high-octane approach to all the games? We don’t have a large squad so any injury like this is exaggerated that bit more. Just grateful that we’re playing less games this season!!
Missing the upcoming qualifiers
Clyne’s injury setback has seen him fail to make it to interim England manager Gareth Southgate’s first squad.
However he is not the only player to miss out on England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia. Adam Lallana was also not included after he picked up a groin strain during the difficult victory against Swansea on Saturday.
Lallana was substituted for Daniel Sturridge during the 1st-half. Where the substitution prompted Coutinho to play a deeper role, allowing him more time on the ball which helped our creativity.
Clyne and Lallana will be joined by Dejan Lovren, as the latter was also withdrawn from the Croatia squad.
The 27-year-old central defender picked up a groin injury in the final minutes of Liverpool’s clash against Swansea.
This does now mean that Klopp have all his defence over the next 2 weeks. Giving them the opportunity to work on the training ground and iron out any issues they are having – especially set pieces.
Klopp’s LFC official website statement
“Dejan was one of the last moments of the game. It is a groin injury for both, hopefully not that serious.”
“Adam felt it, tried it again and it didn’t work. In this moment they have no chance for the national teams. But hopefully 16 days should be enough to bring them back onto the pitch for the next game.”
“Things like this happen, there was no sign of it in the week. The pitch was a little wet, so things like this can happen. “
Next up – Man Utd
Liverpool’s next game after the international break is against their arch-rivals Manchester United on 17 October. Hopefully Klopp the players will be able to face Jose Mourinho’s side, in what i’m sure will be a hotly contested game. Jose Mourinho has a point to prove.
Having watched Liverpool have a great start to the season he’d be gutted the way they are performing. Especially after recent news that he’d have loved to have been given the managers role at the time Benitez was appointed.
Ironically former Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed doubts over Liverpool’s ability to press relentlessly for a whole season under Jurgen Klopp.