Kevin Kilbane discusses Liverpool’s latest injury problems
Kevin Kilbane discusses Liverpool's mounting injury problems after 1-0 victory over Stoke City on Tuesday night
Kevin Kilbane has questioned whether Jurgen Klopp’s training methods have contributed to Liverpool’s mounting injury problems.
Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren were forced off due to hamstring injuries during their 1-0 victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday night.
Liverpool already have a lengthy injury list, which includes England internationals Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge, as well as centre-half Martin Skrtel.
Following Liverpool’s latest injury casualties, former Republic of Ireland international Kilbane discussed why the Reds could be suffering so many injury problems.
“I’ve seen it at some clubs before. Perhaps it’s down to the change in training methods on the training ground. Under Jurgen Klopp they’ll train much harder day in, day out,” Kilbane told BBC Sport.
“The amount of medical attention footballers get at football clubs now, and also the physical work which is put in, this shouldn’t be happening to footballers. I put the various hamstring injuries down to Klopp’s change in style.”
Jordon Ibe scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute ahead of the return leg at Anfield in three weeks’ time.
Latest Liverpool injury update: Players injured
Philippe Coutinho (hamstring)
Dejan Loven (hamstring)
Divock Origi (hamstring)
Martin Skrtel (hamstring)
Daniel Sturridge (hamstring)
Jordan Henderson (heel)
Joe Gomez (knee)
Danny Ings (knee)
The Reds host Stoke in the return leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday 26 January as the Merseyside outfit bid to win their ninth League Cup crown.
Liverpool make the long trip to Exeter City in the FA Cup third round on Friday night ahead of their next Premier League fixture against Arsenal at Anfield on 13 January.
Klopp’s side have lost three of their last five games on the road in all competitions following defeats by Newcastle United, Watford and West Ham United.