Liverpool vs Leicester City – Pre-match press conference – Jurgen Klopp

Table toppers Leicester City travel to Anfield to play against the defending champions as Jurgen Klopp continues to be rocked with more injuries to his players. The Liverpool manger has confirmed Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss Sunday’s game, while Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are in contention to return.

On Mohamed Salah

He is back today. When you have a negative test, the process really starts. We have nothing to say in public to be honest. I was in Germany in the summer. A friend moved his birthday party because of me. 50 people attended that and at the last minute I decided not to go. It was allowed in Germany at the time. A brother’s wedding is a very special moment. My players are incredibly disciplined.

On Joe Gomez’s injury

A tough one but the surgery is successful so he is already recovering. He is with his family so he’s in the best possible place. We help as much as we can.”

On Leicester City and Jamie Vardy

They showed it last year how good they can be. Changed styles slightly. Dealt really well with injuries. Good example how to deal with injury crisis. A clear way of how they want to play. They are contenders for everything.

His speed! It’s incredible how he uses that. He is a massive threat. He gambles in a good way with the last line. His technical level is really good as well. Jamie is a proper, proper player. It’s always a challenge to defend him.”

On injuries and opportunities for youngsters

“There’s no season where we have no problems with injuries. When they are in the same position it makes it tricky. But there’s no self-pity here or feeling sorry for ourselves. A minute after finding out (an injury) you are in the solution process.

It’s very important but there is still some distance between us and the U23s. They cannot play exactly as we do for many reasons. The boys know before they arrive for our training what we want them to do. Those that have come up so far have been incredible. Nat and Rhys played an excellent game. Curtis is the best example. We are blessed with a lot of talent.”

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