It is well known that Liverpool’s squad has taken an extra battering after the recent international break – with Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Rhys Williams, and Mo Salah all doubts for either the weekend or the next few weeks.
In light of the current situation, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp opened up on his thoughts over the international breaks in general in a tell-all interview with former Liverpool player Jamie Redknapp for the Daily Mail.
The German wasn’t shy about his opinions on the international break, stating he “wasn’t a big fan” of it…
“I’m not a big fan of international breaks. You could ask my missus how I look. It’s just a really nervy time. For us, it was not a successful break. We lost players.”
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I understand completely where Klopp is coming from – the recent international break has done damage to his squad and leaves the Reds in a poor position ahead of the return to Premier League action on Sunday against Leicester City.
The injury to Joe Gomez is a particular frustration for Klopp and Liverpool fans alike with the defender now out until the end of June next year after rupturing a tendon in his patella when the injury could have been avoided in general, with the defender in fine form for the Reds prior to the injury.
Liverpool fans the world over were no doubt skeptical about the international break just gone and rightly so, the club has already had a busy start to the season let alone allowing the first-team squad to play a further 2 or 3 games during the break when they could use it for rest and recovery rather than an international friendly.
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