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Liverpool are preparing to play against West Ham in the Premier League tomorrow, January 29.
Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp gave a press conference where he provided an update on Sadio Mane, spoke out on the FA Cup replay and more.
On FA Cup replay: “”I feel a bit sorry for Shrewsbury because everyone spoke about what I said and not them. We want to go the next round. We are PL they are L1 so why should our U23 not be able to do that? We haven’t given up on that. Maybe I did not make it clear enough or the rest was more important for the rest of the world. I have to make decisions which are not popular. I have to make decisions based on the situation we are in. The FA tried to do something with moving games to midweek to decrease the intensity. I don’t know how it was discussed.”
On Sadio Mane: “Sadio will not be involved for West Ham and probably not Southampton. After that he will be back on track. He has a small muscle tear which is serious enough. We were lucky with it though it wasn’t too serious. He’s out for three games.”
On the Kobe Bryant tragedy: “I was absolutely shocked. I met him once, a rare moments, we had a selfie together. I was a big admirer. Charity-wise and stuff like this, it showed us all how quick it can end. A brilliant life. All the other people too, it was a very sad thing.”
On West Ham: “We have to do smart things with possession as well. They have counter-attacking threats. It’ll be tough but that’s what the Premier League is about.”
On Firmino goals: “Strange they are all away but he is important. Thank god for him. Pure coincidence that.”
source – LiverpoolECHO