Latest Liverpool injury update: Jurgen Klopp reacts to Philippe Coutinho blow
Latest Liverpool injury update: Jurgen Klopp delivers the latest news after Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren suffer setbacks
Jurgen Klopp admits that he has been left “very frustrated” after watching two of Liverpool’s first-team regulars pick up injuries during Tuesday night’s 1-0 League Cup win over Stoke City.
Philippe Coutinho had to be substituted after he pulled up early on during the first leg of the semi-final clash at the Britannia Stadium with a hamstring strain, before Dejan Lovren also suffered the same injury after half-time.
The biggest problem for us is we have two and maybe three injured players again
Kolo Toure also caused some concern late on when he was pictured clutching his hamstring, but Klopp revealed after the game that the Ivorian was suffering from “cramp”.
Coutinho and Lovren are now expected to be out of action for a number of weeks, and Klopp could not hide his frustration as he addressed the media after the final whistle.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Klopp said: “It’s a strange feeling. I’m proud as it was a perfect reaction from the last game.
“You saw it was a special game. A good game, lively, aggressive. Only 1-0 but of course we have two bad injuries and that’s why I’m not only lucky tonight.
“We now have three injured centre-halves and the only fit one [Toure] got a cramp in the last minute.”
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)
He continued: “The biggest problem for us is we have two and maybe three injured players again.
“[It is] very frustrating. The problem is we had too much injury, when the players come back others are injured. It is a cycle that needs to come out.
“We have no break, no recovery. Players who never had a problem had no problems in pre-season are fine, for all other players it is up and down.”
Jordon Ibe scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute ahead of the return leg at Anfield in three weeks’ time.