Could Liverpool boss Klopp be starting to feel the pressure with his Spurs and Chelsea remark

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Dom Le Roy

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims he is envious of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea due to his injury problems.

Klopp is without central defenders Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez for this weekend’s Premier League match against Brighton which could mean either Joel Matip or Fabinho will play alongside Virgil van Dijk.

His claims that Spurs and Chelsea are lucky since they had full squads of players he is familiar with during Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi final between the London rivals.

The German made a quip that there were no kids included, which is a complete oversight considering that Spurs had both Oliver Skipp and Juan Foyth named as substitutes for the match.

While Tottenham have had injury issues in the middle of midfield with Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama unavailable for substantial periods of time, Pochettino has had to rely on Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko to play nearly every minute in recent weeks.

He told Football365: “There is no game in the Premier League where you can count the three points beforehand. I like that. It is good,” 

“But we already have problems line-up wise. I saw Chelsea v Tottenham with both benches full of players I know, full squads. That means no kids around. Lucky them.”

He added: “We are fine. A season is always like this. Who deals the best with their problems has the most success.

“Let’s play football. Nothing else. Using the quality and the potential of the boys in the best way we can, train on all-important things like different systems.

“Hopefully we don’t have a lot of normal weeks because we want to stay in the Champions League as long as possible.”

Liverpool currently find themselves six points ahead of Spurs at the top of the Premier League table.

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