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Klopp may return for Shrewsbury clash - Reds assistant Krawietz

Sat 08 January 2022 | 17:40

The Reds boss was not present when his side drew the battle with Chelsea but he may come back for Sunday’s clash against Shrewsbury.

Jurgen Klopp

is feeling better after testing positive for Covid-19 and he may return when

Liverpool

get ready to go against

Shrewsbury Town

in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The tactician missed his side’s 2-2 draw with

Chelsea

last weekend due to his positive test results. Reds Assistant Pep Lijnders also tested positive on Wednesday amid the outbreak that forced the training ground to be shut.

Klopp’s side were scheduled to have an EFL cup semi-final clash against Arsenal on Thursday but it was postponed.

Peter Krawietz is hoping the club manager will return soon to take charge of the match on Sunday.

"

We hope he will be involved,"

Krawietz said.

"He is fine. He has to do tests, but we hope he will be fine for tomorrow."

Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Joel Matip missed the draw with Chelsea due to positive Covid-19 results as well.

Krawietz did not reveal how many Liverpool players are going to miss the tie with Shrewbury, but he said that they are having a hard time due to the circumstances.

"I

can't tell you exact numbers but obviously the situation is like that for the game tomorrow,"

he said.

"We have a squad, we have a team and will try to win this game.

"It's a difficult situation out there. We had a couple of injuries, illness, COVID cases. This is the situation we have to deal with.

"We're still waiting on a few results with players who are not here today. They have to do their test before they can join the building. This is why I cannot give exact numbers.

"The training ground being shut means nobody could come here. We tried to stay in contact with our players during this period, just like we did in lockdown. 

"Everyone is on their own and, thanks to our great working department, we were able to find solutions for the players."

He then confirmed that Matip is training again after his test turned out negative and he may play against Shrewsbury if he is fit.

"

Shrewsbury will tough because of their quality,"

he said.

"They're a team who play proper football, want to attack, have strong strikers and a compact defensive formation. 

"They are a team that is well-managed, you can see that. They will have targets, and our situation is not ideal."


source: SportMob

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