Klopp talks about Gomez’s return

Fri 29 January 2021 | 23:16

Jurgen Klopp doesn’t expect Gomez to return from injury in this season.


boss says that he will be surprised if


returns to action before the end of the current term.

“Joe Gomez is actually in a pretty good place, but far away from being back,”


told reporters

. “So he walks round, looks completely normal, is not yet out on the pitch running, or even out of the gym. It’s just a really tough injury as well.

“Will he be available this season? When does the season end, May? It will be close at least I would say. I don’t expect ... well, I would be positive surprised if he would be back this season, to be honest.”

And about replacement for his injured players he added:

“In an ideal world, it would be that the short-term solution is the long-term solution as well,” he said. “Wow, that would be great! I don’t know if we can do that, but we will see.

“You know the situation with center-halves out there. You know the clubs where the center-halves are playing. You know the clubs where they are obviously interesting because everyone is talking about them. Tell me if one of these clubs needs the money and needs to sell a player?

“And if they need money then they want crazy money! I don't understand it. As a football fan you can sit at home and think, 'they have to do something'. But that's not how it works.

“We see the situation. We lost probably two of the best center-halves in the whole market in a period of six or seven weeks. For the whole season. That's massive. And then you have to find solutions in that moment.

“The winter transfer market opens and everyone says, 'now you can do something'. We try. We see the situation. We don't close our eyes. But while we are doing that we have to find solutions and play football and that is what we do.

“We have played some good football, maybe some less [good] football too. To play your best season you need to be lucky. You need luck with injuries. For us the situation is like this. We are not lucky in these moments but still everyone expects us to play our best season.

“That's OK, but we also have to find the solution to win the next football game and make the season as special as possible. That is what we try to do.”



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