Jurgen Klopp admits that he ‘HATES’ international breaks because they are not ‘useful’ as the Liverpool manager reveals he is sweating from the form of Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson for the crucial clash against Arsenal
- Top-notch club football returns this weekend after international break
- Liverpool’s last game before the break saw them lose 3-2 to West Ham United
- The Reds will look to get back on track to win at home against Arsenal on Saturday
Jurgen Klopp has expressed his joy at the end of the international break, after revealing his ‘hatred’ for them.
Top-level club football has taken a back seat since November 7, with World Cup qualifiers for next year’s masterpiece in Qatar taking precedence in that period.
It has left Klopp enraged by Liverpool’s first loss of the season in 12 days, a 3-2 Premier League loss to West Ham United, and the Reds coach is excited that now his full contingent of stars come back so they can focus on Arsenal’s visit on Saturday at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp smiles again after international break ends
“I hate international breaks,” he said during the pre-game press conference on Friday. Although it helped from an injury point of view.
“Coaches have their own goals and very often they think they have to do physical work with the players.
‘The break was not useful, I would have loved to have played the following week [West Ham].
Liverpool could rise to the top of the Premier League on Saturday night, if the results are favorable.
Liverpool’s last game before the international break was a 3-2 league loss to West Ham United.
The Merseysiders host a fit Arsenal and could face them without captain Jordan Henderson and left-back Andy Robertson.
Both have injury concerns and Klopp has admitted that he will give them as much time as possible before making a decision on their selection status.
‘So, Hendo [Henderson] and Robbo [Robertson] I have not yet trained with the team, ‘he continued.
They are doing recovery and rehab stuff, but they are pretty close and it will be a late decision. [on their fitness].
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson doubts his fitness for Saturday’s clash against Arsenal
As is left-back Andy Robertson, who suffered an international service problem with Scotland.