After the amazing 2019-20 season, Liverpool plagued with injuries and fell their form this season to finish sixth in the league with 40 points from 25 games, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Captain Jordan Henderson, who had made an emergency switch to a defender, became the latest casualty in the Red Club to miss the England midfielder until April after undergoing hip surgery.
Heart defenders Virgil Van Dyck and Joe Gomez will likely be absent until the end of the season due to knee problems, and Joel Matip has been ruled out until next season, and Fabinho, Naby Keita and James Milner are also suffering from injuries currently.
Klopp said injuries prevented him from playing in his strongest line-up. “I do not think it is the time to rebuild, as I understand it, such as the departure of 6 or 7 players, the expiration of contracts, the elimination of two players and the bringing of new ones,” he told reporters before facing Sheffield United.
“This year’s squad did not get enough opportunity to play together, but there will be a few adjustments,” he added. “We are interacting with the situation, but we are planning for the future at the same time. I am not sure about making these changes in the summer, but we will try,” he said.
On the other front, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola expressed his adherence to his position, which sees that all the major clubs spend a lot of money in order to achieve achievements.
He indicated that his team is competing for four championships, to respond to the accusations directed at City of buying success.
Before facing West Ham in the 26th round of the Premier League, he said, “This story always haunts us. There is not a single journalist who says this, but there are many who believe that the real reason behind our victories is money.” That should be right. We can accept that .. There are other teams that have spent more than us so far.
“We are attached to this matter and these criticisms. We weren’t playing with the big boys 30 or 40 years ago, although when United won the league, they spent more money than any other team. ”
The heavenly club has allocated 550 million pounds to the deals over the past five years, more than any other English team, while Manchester United spent a comparable figure of 500 million pounds.