Robertson could cover in central defender – Klopp
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But Klopp takes a relaxed view of the situation and outlines Liverpool’s various options for supporting this position.
Without Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho, the Reds will be fit for the duel City against Joel Matip, who is also not yet overtaken.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Andy Robertson may be asked to replace the champion in the defensive phase at half-time next week before the trip to Manchester City.
“So yes, we still have one or two options, and we will choose one of them.
“We have other options like (Jordan) Henderson or Gini (Wijnaldum) or James (Milner) or Robbo, he can also play in central defense,” Klopp said.
“They are all no smaller than Javier Mascherano, for example, and he played pretty well in this position (for Barcelona).
Klopp has sometimes played an understandably frustrated figure in recent weeks, writes ECHO Liverpool correspondent Paul Gorst.
Klopp cuts a frustrated figure in the “most difficult season”.
The German is facing a defensive injury crisis before Liverpool will play seven times until December 1, with a two-week international break in November.
“We’ll see how it turns out, but it’s certainly the most difficult season ever,” Klopp said before the duel between Liverpool and West Ham United.
And Gorst writes that Klopp is not in the mood for niceties at the moment – and rivals could suffer the consequences.
“And given the breakneck pace at which this Premier League season continues to race, the importance of those working behind the scenes will grow as the final battle for the championship passes through the corridors.
“Liverpool’s sports science team and its physiotherapists will have to work more magic than ever as champions continue to compete against all the competitors.
“But properly channelled, such outbursts of anger and railings could give Liverpool an extra weapon this season”.
Parry strikes back and insists that Project Big Picture is not dead
“So no, Klopp is certainly not in the mood to puff on the gallery at the moment. The jokes and antics should be stopped for a short time.