Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the injuries had a tremendous impact on his team’s career in the current season of the Premier League, which prevented him from retaining the championship title.
Defenders Virgil van Dyck and Joe Gomez have missed the Liverpool squad for most of the season due to knee injuries, while Joel Matip missed the squad due to an ankle injury.
Fabinho has moved from midfield to defense to cover the shortfall but has also had a muscle problem, while striker Diogo Jota and midfielder Jordan Henderson have been absent for a long time due to injuries as well.
Before Liverpool’s meeting with its guest Crystal Palace in the final round of the season on Sunday, Klopp said: “As I said earlier this year, we had no chance to win the title this year. No other team would have been able to achieve that (had this number been exposed to this). Casualties) “.
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He continued: “Even Manchester City, despite its strength, would not have won the league if it had lost three players in the heart of the defense … not even Manchester United.”
Liverpool won the title last season, but was in eighth place in March this year, so its chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season were slim, but it played nine games unbeaten after that to climb to fourth place.
Before the final round of the season on Sunday, three teams, Chelsea (67 points), Liverpool and Leicester City (66 points each) are competing for the last two places qualified for the Champions League.
Klopp added, “We fought a little, accepted the difficulties and made the greatest possible benefit in this situation.”
He concluded: “If we win on Sunday and qualify for the Champions League, we will have achieved the best we can. That’s all.”