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  1. Clyne Set To Be Out For Significant Period

    Liverpool right back, Nathaniel Clyne is set to be side lined for a significant period of time with a back injury according to the official Liverpool Website.

    Clyne has not played for Jurgen Klopp ‘s men since he came on as a substitute in Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers on July 12th last.

    Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, Klopp said, “Nathaniel is working hard on his rehab and we have kept a close eye on his progress, but the reality is we are looking at some time still before he is back and available for selection. I am told it will be longer than just a couple of weeks, so we will continue to monitor and assess.”

    “It is pretty certain he’ll not be available for the majority of the Champions League group matches. If we are fortunate enough to still be in UEFA competition in the New Year he could be added to the squad then.”

    “The medical guys are pleased with how he is responding and Nathaniel has shown a really strong attitude, given he is not someone who is used to being out injured.”

    “What is positive for us is how Joe [Gomez] and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] have stepped up and grasped their opportunities.”

    There was speculation that he was a long term injury concern when he wasn’t included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad which was announced a few days ago.

    He can however be included in January when teams are permitted to submit updated squads before the later stages of the cometition begin in February. That is of course dependent on Liverpool progressing from the group stage of the competition.

    Clyne is continuing to work with the medical team at Melwood in an effort to return to full fitness as soon as possible


  2. Klopp: We Are Still In The Battle

    Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool are still in the battle for the coveted top four places in this years Premier League.

    The Liverpool boss was quizzed after yesterday’s 1 – 1 draw with fellow top four battlers, Manchester City on whether Liverpool would be made to rue the dropped points to lesser teams during this premier league campaign.

    Klopp responded, “We are still in the battle. That’s how it is. It’s important but we have to improve. I know a lot of reasons why we couldn’t, but it’s a long term project.”

    “If I have to wake up every morning and think ‘Oh my God, we lost the points here and there’, it wouldn’t make any difficult so I don’t do it.”

    “I am really focused on the moment. If I think about something then it’s about the future. The rest in done with analysis.”

    “We could have done better in the other games. There is one outstanding consistent side this year and they will be champions, that’s well deserved and then all the rest fight with all we have for the Champions League.”

    “If we do it then it’s a success, if we don’t then we will be disappointed but it would not stop working and believing in this project. We are really convinced about the circumstances we have and we want to use it.”

    Liverpool face Everton at Anfield on Saturday, April 1st after the international break and Klopp added, “The next game against Everton, they are quite impressive, it’s not only a derby but another very important game.”

    “We send the boys around the world to their national team and hopefully they come back healthy. Then we go again.”