Liverpool news: Reds dealt major blow as Jurgen Klopp discusses leaving Anfield
On Monday night, Liverpool will play host to Everton at Anfield in an effort to pick up their sluggish Premier League season with a victory over their close neighbors.
When Liverpool plays Everton in the Merseyside derby on Monday night, they will be attempting to restart their sputtering season.
The Reds enter their match against the Toffees without having won a Premier League game in 2023 and coming off a humiliating 3-0 loss to struggling Wolves. Meanwhile, Sean Dyche’s team hopes to build on their recent victory over league-leading Arsenal.
Jurgen Klopp has been dealt a major blow ahead of the clash however, with yet another key player ruled out for an extended period of time.
Nevertheless, the German has doubled down on his plans to stay at Anfield. Here are the latest Liverpool stories from Mirror Football :
Just when Liverpool’s long injury list looked to be shortening, another of Klopp’s starters is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Speaking last week, the Kop boss confirmed that Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino were both closing in on returns from injury, while Virgil van Dijk had stepped up his rehab.
However, it has now emerged that midfielder Thiago Alcantara is expected to be out for a month with a hip flexor injury. Klopp revealed on Friday that the Spaniard had missed training, but didn’t reveal the extent of the injury.
But it has now been confirmed he could be set for an extended absence, which will almost certainly encompass both legs of the Champions League last-16 clash with Real Madrid.
Klopp’s seven-year itch
Klopp may have only spent seven years in his previous two jobs, but he insists his time at Liverpool isn’t coming to an end. At both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund he left after that period in charge and though things are tough again, he has no intention of calling it quits in the next few months,
“I understand when people say ‘oh seven years there (Mainz), seven years there (Dortmund), but that has nothing to do with it,” Klopp explained.
“This situation is totally different for different reasons. At Mainz it was a career step as well, at Dortmund I was really exhausted in that moment. But I am neither nor in this moment.”