Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has playfully claimed that a “witch” has been responsible for the winless run after a 1-1 scored draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League encounter on Monday night.

The Reds have been managing various injury issues in the beginning phases of the new season and gotten a couple more worries prior to inviting the Eagles to Merseyside.

Joel Matip experienced a crotch injury in preparing which controlled him out of dispute, while Roberto Firmino likewise missed the challenge as a safety measure.

Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Caoimhin Kelleher, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones and Calvin Ramsay likewise possess spots in the Liverpool treatment room, while Kostas Tsimikas, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita were simply adequately fit to make the seat.

Following the impasse with Palace – which leaves Liverpool winless in the 2022-23 Premier League season – Klopp compared his side’s physical issue emergency to that of a crew reviled by an extraordinary substance.

“The week was crazy; I have experienced a lot of weeks but that was like we had a witch in the building. Honestly, like every day somebody else pulled out [of training] for the craziest reasons,” Klopp told reporters in his post-game press conference.

“[Joel] will be two weeks. We will see with that. In the end, Joey didn’t start. Nat [Phillips] did really well, I have to say, but Joey didn’t start because he only trained yesterday again. At the start of the week, [he had] a little issue.

“Bobby couldn’t make it. Hendo this morning, we got the information there was a little concern about something if he plays too long, so he didn’t play that long. That’s the situation. It was not too cool, but then the game we made of it I really liked it – I really liked the game. That’s how it is.

“We want to fight and I saw that a lot, and we played really good stuff. So, a lot of good performances and I liked it, but that’s it now. We drew, let’s carry on.”

Liverpool will hope to get their first win of the season when they face Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford next Monday.

 

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