Liverpool boss Klopp slams Gomez’s ‘World Wide Web’ rumors
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has castigated rumors that Joe Gomez suffered a “setback” during his recovery.
Klopp also provided a full update on his other injured players, including defenders Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip.
“That’s the thing, these boys are no longer injured, they just aren’t 100% yet,” said the German.
“There are usually setbacks, but so far there have been no setbacks with Joe and Virgil and no one [else] – they are all fine.
“What they had to do, they did, no knee reaction, nothing, everything is fine. The World Wide Web obviously had too much time.”
Klopp has declined to set specific return dates for his recovering players, but Alexander-Arnold and Matip could return for preseason matches against Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart on Tuesday and Mainz on Friday, with Van Dijk and Gomez not far behind.
“It’s different [for each of them]”Klopp added.” I think there’s absolutely no doubt that Joel can play on Tuesday.
“Trent looks at me like [he can] but I will have to speak to the medical service and they will tell me if it is too early. I do not think so [it is], I think he could play a few minutes on Tuesday.
“Then Joe and Virgil are in a similar situation – not exactly the same, but similar. Both have done parts of our normal training and then they have to do extra parts.
“Yesterday we had to do sprints – hard sprints and that sort of thing, which we didn’t do in normal training – so they do extra stuff and sometimes a little less if the things we’re doing are too much. intense for They get closer and closer, that’s the impression we have.
“What they’ve done in training so far has worked really well and we’ll see when we can get them involved in full normal training – I don’t know and I’m not rushing either. makes no sense, we’ve waited so long and now we can wait a few more days, that’s okay. ”