Klopp delivers fitness update before West Ham opener

Jurgen Klopp gave reporters a fitness update of his squad earlier this week.

“Joe (Matip) I think is okay for the weekend,” Klopp told the press earlier this week.

“It was nothing serious, but tonight it was not possible (for him to play). He played on Saturday and now it’s Tuesday. It’s pretty tight. Dejan (Lovren) is in, but with not a long holiday. For Raggy and Joel, it’s probably they are not fit for the weekend but we don’t need 12 centre-halves but two at least and one to change would be extremely cool. Nat (Phillips) is there, though. I really liked his pre-season. It was really strong and he has improved a lot.”

Klopp added: “We don’t really struggle with centre-halves. They only have little things (wrong with them). But if the (West Ham) game had been tonight… we only had two available, and they played. We have a few days left, and I’m happy we start at the weekend. Pre-season is good, but the season is even better. Jurgen Klopp will hold his Liverpool v West Ham pre-match press conference this morning at 10.45am Live on youtube.


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