Injury-hit Liverpool sees the light ahead of the Manchester United clash

Injury-hit Liverpool sees the light ahead of the Manchester United clash

Jurgen Klopp speaks his concerns in the post-match press conference, after the Premier League game on Sunday.

Ibrahima Konate could be back after an injury scare for Liverpool’s FA Cup quarter-final trip to Manchester United this Sunday.

Thursday’s 5-1 victory against Sparta Prague saw the defender forced off around half-time with a muscle injury, causing him to miss the 1-1 draw with Manchester City. However, he would also miss the second leg against the Czech side midweek, while the manager believes the centre-back will return for the Old Trafford trip.

“Ibou has a chance for United,” the German said. “A good chance. Our injury situation is still awful.

“There are many players not available; it is crazy. If we were to play only the players who were not available today, that would have been a good team as one.”

Even though Liverpool FC was on top since Boxing Day, the recent result versus City meant the side dropped to second as Arsenal overtook them on goal difference. As the injury woes are slowly easing, Klopp believes his side can go all the way in the title race.

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In the press conference, Jurgen Klopp stated the following:

“Yeah (we can go the distance in the title race) but we need the players back,” he said. “Today, I love all the stories we created with the kids. Wonderful, couldn’t be happier.

“But we fight for the biggest prize in football. Ibou Konate is out, we start all three other centre halves. One goes down, we play the next two games in six days with two centre halves, who play all the time.

“All these things are tricky. But we come through it. We played really good football in that, lucky in moments, winning late, fighting hard. We don’t take that for granted.

“But today the performance was like, one or two players back. We can change like we changed. Oh yeah, that is cool. I’m really happy about that today.

“What it means for the next game, I have no idea. I don’t even know a little bit about the situation if anybody feels more than tired. I didn’t ask yet.

“It is just good information for me, that we can play like that. I’m really happy with that. Let’s see what we can do from here.”