Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said he couldn’t care less about the Premier League title amid frustration of the fixture congestion and injuries.
Klopp has seen key injuries to defenders Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and midfielder Jordan Henderson in recent weeks force him to use Liverpool’s youngsters. Gomez was injured in a training session on international duty with England.
And, when asked how many points it would take to win the title this season, Klopp said it wasn’t his primary focus.
“Sorry to say this but I couldn’t care less in this moment, Jamie. It doesn’t look like somebody will get 100 [points] or whatever. In this season? Four weeks shorter? Same amount of games? I don’t think it’s possible. Even 87 [points] looks far away,” Klopp said to the Daily Mail.
“My English is not good enough to describe exactly what went through my mind [with Gomez]. My head physio told me and everybody was sure it was serious immediately. No doubts. No hope it was only a little one. Injuries are part of the deal for players and managers. How they happen is something we are constantly worried about.
“With the Van Dijk situation, it was not because of the intensity of the game. It was because of a very strange decision by one person [Everton’s Jordan Pickford] which made it hard to deal with.
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