Jurgen Klopp delivers latest Liverpool FC injury update ahead of West Ham clash
Jurgen Klopp delivers an update on Joe Gomez's Liverpool FC injury situation ahead of their Premier League opener
Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that Joe Gomez will be fit for Liverpool FC’s Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday.
The 21-year-old defender was forced off during Liverpool FC’s pre-season friendly clash against Torino on Tuesday as the Reds’ prepare for their season curtain raiser against West Ham at Anfield this weekend.
The Merseyside outfit will be hoping to kick off the new campaign with a positive performance and result when they host the east London side this weekend.
And Klopp has revealed that he is hoping that Gomez’s injury situation is not serious as he prepares his team for Sunday’s opener.
Speaking at a news conference after the clash against Torino, Klopp said: “I think yes [Gomez will be fit for Sunday].
“It was nothing serious but for tonight it was not possible. He played on Saturday and now it’s Tuesday, but he should be [fine]. Dejan [Lovren] is in, he had not a very long holiday.
“For Raggy [Klavan] and Joel [Matip], probably they are not fit and cannot play for the weekend, but we don’t need 12 centre-halves, we only need two at least and one to change would be extremely cool.
“Nat is there, though. I really liked his pre-season, it was really strong and proved a lot and that was cool.”
Liverpool FC will be aiming to challenge for the Premier League title next season after they finished in fourth place in the table and without a trophy last term.
The Reds brought in four new players in the summer transfer window as they look to establish themselves as one of the main title contenders this season.
Liverpool FC are still aiming to win their first trophy since Klopp’s appointment at Anfield back in October 2015.