Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp blasts 'senseless' Nations League

Hope Soto
October 20, 2018

Liverpool could face the setback of losing Sadio Mane for a few weeks along with other injury scares after the pacy winger broke his left thumb while on worldwide duty with Senegal.

The Reds saw 19 first-team players depart on global duty during this month's break, but four returned early after suffering fitness issues.

Van Dijk also returned to Merseyside early due to an on-going rib injury that's hampered him in recent weeks but Klopp has confirmed the Dutch worldwide has fully recovered and is available to face the Terriers.

However, doubts persist over the fitness of James Milner, Sadio Mané and Naby Keïta with the latter having suffered a hamstring injury on Tuesday.

Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting level on points with Manchester City and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table so Klopp will want to at least maintain that status with another win over Huddersfield.

The £75million defender missed the Netherlands' friendly with Belgium, leading manager Ronald Koeman to suggest he had been playing with broken ribs.

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Keita sustained the issue while playing on an artificial surface for Guinea in Rwanda on Tuesday.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner celebrates his 47th birthday on Friday but Reds boss Klopp will not be giving him a gift. "Before I came to Liverpool, I saw him on TV and I liked him a lot", said Fabinho, as quoted by the Daily Star.

Huddersfield's form is a stark contrast as they seek a first win to potentially climb out of the relegation zone.

"Do you want opera every night or every two months?"

"Sometimes football writes some great stories and nobody knows what is going to happen on Saturday".

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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