Liverpool are “not really” training properly, says midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, as they battle several injury scares.
The Reds have 11 players on the injury bench, including £80m defender Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson.
But they have managed to avoid any disasters, sitting level on points at the top of the Premier League with Tottenham while reaching the Champions League round-of-16.
And Wijnaldum, who has only missed one game this season due to not being chosen for the squad, has revealed how the team are trying to prepare for games and avoid any more injuries.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the midfielder said: “I don’t really have anything to complain about. I am blessed to stay fit during this period.
“I hope I can hold on until the end of the season. That’s going to be very difficult, but I’m confident.
“It’s really just playing matches and resting at the moment.
“There’s not really any training because there’s not a lot of time for that.”
Liverpool’s injuries have been brought up by Klopp on several occasions this season, using media interviews to push for five substitutes in the league.
And it saw him take aim to Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder in an extraordinary rant on BT Sport after drawing 1-1 with Brighton.
He said: “When we had the talk between the managers – a week ago now, I think – it was 15-5 or 16-4 in favour for five subs. Since then, nothing’s happened.
“Chris Wilder says constantly that I'm selfish. Things he’s saying shows that he’s selfish.
“We now have three subs and they have one point, if I’m right, so there’s no advantage or disadvantage.
“Today, if we had five subs, I take off Robbo [Andy Robertson] and bring on [Kostas] Tsimikas. Not to make our game better, just to save him.
“It’s not about changing tactics and systems, it’s just to save the best.”
While Klopp has faced criticism for his protest, scientists have found new evidence that supports the Liverpool boss’ complaints.
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