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Jurgen Klopp is hopeful his Liverpool side have suffered no further serious injuries after Tuesday’s win over Ajax saw three more players emerge as injury questions.
The Reds managed a 1-0 win to advance their Champions League group thanks to a clever finish from Curtis Jones.
The result means Liverpool win their group with a game to spare, giving Klopp a chance to rest some players in the final match against Midtjylland next week.
That will be timely for the Reds coach, given the number of injuries his team has.
In fact, going into the game, Klopp was forced to make five changes from the side that drew 1-1 at Brighton.
Among those who were lost was the doorman AlissonAlthough Klopp is hopeful that he can return to action after a couple of games.
Klopp said: “Alisson does not have COVID. He told us after [Brighton] game felt it after 60-70 minutes, his hamstring.
“They did a scan, a small one, but enough for today and probably another week.”
Klopp called Tuesday’s win over Ajax “One of his best nights” in the Champions League.
The match raised further concerns over injuries, with respective ankle and back problems for Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson.
Still, Klopp keeps his fingers crossed for good news ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Wolves.
“They both played so I would say we have two more days now than last week so I think they (are fine),” he said.
“Things like this show a little different the next day, but right now I’m positive about it. That’s a problem for the next few days, but not tonight. “
Caoimhin Kelleher earns praise from Klopp
Given the patched side that came out, it’s easy to see why Klopp was so happy with the win.
One of the attendees, Caoimhin Kelleher, received special praise.
Prior to that, the spotlight had been on Caoimhin Kelleher making his European debut between the posts for Klopp’s side due to Alisson’s injury, but the 22-year-old was not wrong.
He made a number of good saves, but saved the best for last to avoid a close header from veteran forward Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
“It’s a situation where I have to say that it was easy to decide on Caoimh, because he deserves it. It’s difficult to decide against Adrian because he has done well for us, ”Klopp said of his decision to give the Republic of Ireland under-21 international his European debut.
“He did a very good job but tonight we needed Caoimh’s package. He’s a great talent, a very good shot stopper and a great footballer.
“In the end it’s about keeping the ball out of the net. He did it twice and he did it in an exceptional way. He will sleep very well tonight or he will not sleep at all. “
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