Liverpool Coach Jurgen Klopp has said the football world is “to blame” for the number of players who missed the World Cup due to injury.
Premier League stars Son Heung-Min, Reece James, Kyle Walker and Ben Chilwell There is also the risk of missing the World Cup later this month and Klopp has given the tournament’s schedule and said injury is bound to happen.
“I hate this topic. These issues were so obvious and no one mentioned it once until 3-4 weeks before the World Cup,” he said at a press conference on Friday.
“This particular problem where players get injured for a season and can’t play in the World Cup is not new. After a long season, it happens everywhere in the world but now, they are. I started the World Cup a week after the last game [league] game.
“No one cares about us and how we deal with it. Should I ask the players first Southampton and the game Derby: ‘Really, do you want to play?’
“We’re all at fault for letting it happen in the first place and now we’ve got the situation and have to deal with it. For the players who got injured and couldn’t play. [the World Cup] is a disaster but how can we change that? “
Klopp also heaps praise on the summer signing Darwin Nunez who scored in Liverpool’s 2-0 win in the Champions League Naples midweek, bringing his tally to five in his last seven games in all competitions.
“Big steps, big steps, boy is an incredible package,” added Klopp. “He’s a real threat in the finishing area, involving a lot of things.
“He’s always an option to pass, pass. He’s on the pitch [against Napoli]didn’t play for too long but was involved in both goals, big strides. “
Liverpool will look to bounce back from those setbacks as his team travel Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
“It was a great game for us. We know Tottenham are well organised, defensively high and counter-attacked strong. We have seen their attacking prowess in the last two games when they have to chase. Spurs are in a good moment,” added Klopp.
“After Leeds, I couldn’t have felt worse, but then you beat a team in terms of form and that gets you up. That’s normal. We’ll try to make sure we’re there. will feel like we did after Napoli.”
Liverpool, who finished second last season, have 16 points from 12 games, eight points ahead of last place in Champions League qualifying.
Information from Reuters was included in this report.