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Injuries, transfers and ‘our city’ – 5 key things from Klopp’s pre-match press conference – Liverpool FC

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in before-Bournemouth Press Conference, Jurgen Klopp He provided a positive injury update, remained timid about a potential new signing for Liverpool and urged the city to come together after the tragic murder of Olivia Pratt Corbell.

Here are five key points from the coach ahead of Saturday’s return to Anfield:

5 players are about to get back to work

It’s time to receive some positive news about the injury.

Although it is unlikely that any of the 10 injured Liverpool players will ever return to play against him BournemouthKlopp revealed that a handful of players may return to training next week.

His name is the chief Joel MatipAnd the Curtis JonesAnd the thiagoAnd the Diogo Jota And the Caoimhin Kelleher As players set to return soon.

“This weekend, maybe not, but then Joel, Curtis, thiago “Not too far, Diogo is getting close, Kawimhen will be in training, I think, early next week as well,” Klopp said when asked about the injuries.

“Well, positive news, but I don’t think anyone will be ready for tomorrow.”

“Continuously working” on transfers

Manchester, England - Monday, August 22, 2022: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.  (Pic David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After weeks of insisting that Liverpool will not make any more signings this summer, Klopp appeared more open to the newcomer after Monday’s defeat to United, and his tone was similar here.

The Liverpool boss continues to insist that any new signing must be the “right player”, but says the club is “constantly working” on potential new signings.

“I don’t know, you can imagine that we are constantly working on such things,” Klopp told reporters when asked about the transfers on Friday afternoon.

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“We talked about why sometimes it doesn’t happen, sometimes it’s expensive, sometimes it’s not the right player, but then the situation changed, things like that, but the one thing that remains really important is that he has to be the right player.

“We’re working and we’ll see if something happens or not, I don’t know.”

‘We need 100% effort’

MANCHESTER, England - Monday, August 22, 2022: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson looks frustrated as Manchester United scored the second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.  (Pic David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The way Liverpool lost to United was the most worrying, with the players’ body language a real concern for the fans.

There was none of the grit and determination we’re used to seeing from Klopp’s side, and the coach admits he needs to see more effort from his players in the coming weeks.

“We have to evolve, so we can immediately improve efforts,” he said.

“Maybe it was 95 but we need 100 percent.

“It’s all about football and we have football solutions for that. The things we achieved were never easy so no one should expect it to be easy now. Let’s go through it together.

“We need to give Ali a chance to get a clean sheet. He can’t do it alone, so we have to defend better. Then attack better, everyone is responsible for everything. This start seems difficult but not impossible.”

“One of the main rules we had was that everyone is responsible for everything. Nobody is out of responsibility when we defend or attack.”

“This is our city”

Klopp was also asked about the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel, who was tragically murdered in Liverpool on Monday night.

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He admitted there was nothing he could say that would make the situation better for Olivia’s family, but said the club would do everything they could to help.

“Nothing I can say now will help,” he said.

Of course our thoughts and prayers are with their families. I can’t imagine how terrible it feels.

“If we can help in any way, we will be clear.

“This is our city. In these moments we have to realize that it is our city.”

The severity of Keita’s injury is unclear

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - Thursday, July 21, 2022: Liverpool player Naby Keita during the pre-season friendly match between Leipzig and Liverpool at the Red Bull Arena.  Liverpool won 5-0.  (Pic David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Naby Keita It was a late withdrawal from the team that made the trip to Old Trafford on Monday, having stopped with an injury in training the day before.

Klopp says the club is still not sure how severe the injury will be, but said the Guinean is still unavailable at the moment.

“Nabi wouldn’t be ready for the weekend, of course not,” he said.

“We need to look at exactly how long it’s going to take. It’s a muscle and it’s not 100% clear, but it won’t be available for next week.”