Jurgen Klopp

Bad news for Liverpool as they have four defensive setbacks

Liverpool injury problems

With 15 days to go until the new Premier League season kicks off, Liverpool have a few injury problems.

Jurgen Klopp has updated the press on his squad’s health on Thursday, and the German boss has revealed that four players are carrying knocks.

Liverpool kick off the new EPL season with an away trip to Watford on August 12.

Four defensive setbacks

As is so often the case with the Reds, there problems are at the back.

Two goalies and two defenders are currently on the sidelines with knocks.

James Milner has a hip problem, Nathaniel Clyne has a back problem, while goalies Loris Karius and Danny Ward have respective hip and back complaints.

What did Klopp say?

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Klopp has discussed his injured players. Beginning with Milner, the Reds boss said:

It was clear from the first day there’s a little bit of tendon involved, so that means that it’s around 10 days.

That means he will do his rehab here in Germany and then should be fit again when we’re at home. With injuries, you can’t be sure but it shouldn’t be much longer.

On Clyne, Klopp avoided placing a timetable on his comeback. Instead he said:

This is maybe the longest Clyney has been out with a little bit of [an issue with] the back. We have to wait, time is running and we need Clyney of course.

As for the two goalies, both Karius and Ward aren’t expected to be out for too long.