We’re still Liverpool – Klopp makes no excuses amid injury problems

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Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool would not use injuries as an excuse, saying the club’s status meant they were still expected to win.

Liverpool have suffered an injury crisis to start the season, but are second in the Premier League and have reached the last 16 of the Champions League.

On impulse, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita returned to training on Friday, two days before the champions host the Wolves.

Klopp said there were no excuses for Liverpool and pointed to the club’s expectations despite their injury problems.

“Whoever is available, we are still Liverpool. This is how we see it. It means we want to win the game,” the Liverpool manager told reporters.

“Actually, I think most people think we have to win the game. You can see that when you talk before or after a game, people don’t talk about [who is available] – he is not available, he is not available, yes, yes, no – no one would really allow you to use a situation as an excuse. And we don’t, we don’t.

“The situation is hard, one hundred percent, but we are on the day. Where are we going, nine, ten? I’m not sure. So, it feels pretty long already, but it’s not even a third of the season.

“So who cares who is and where right now? We try to play soccer. We won some games, we tied others, we lost one massively. So that’s the job. “

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