Jurgen Klopp: Why I’m positive despite Liverpool problems

The Liverpool manager admits there is a positive feeling around the city

Jurgen Klopp says he is staying positive despite Liverpool’s mounting injury problems.

Brazil international Philippe Coutinho suffered ankle ligament damage during the first half of Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Sunderland at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Adam Lallana missed the visit of the Black Cats with an injury problem that he picked up on international duty, while Roberto Firmino suffered a knock in the closing minutes of the top-flight encounter.

Liverpool are in second place in the Premier League table and a point behind leaders Chelsea after 13 games.

The 18-time English champions booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night thanks to a 2-0 victory over Leeds United at Anfield.

And Klopp revealed why he is staying in an upbeat mood despite Liverpool’s injury problems ahead of Sunday’s trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League.

“It’s a good moment for Liverpool, but it’s difficult too because there’s a lot of work to do and a lot of games to play,” Klopp told his post-match media conference.

“Four weeks ago we had no clean sheets, now we start getting clean sheets but we don’t anymore score six goals in a game and all that stuff. We have problems, we have injuries, we have strong opponents, but we have wonderful people around us, we have a wonderful crowd, a wonderful stadium, wonderful away supporters.”

Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last season after Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers back in October.

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