Klopp Cautious As Bournemouth Ambush Liverpool, Rules Sturridge Out

Klopp Cautious As Bournemouth Ambush Liverpool, Rules Sturridge Out

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp believes Bournemouth are capable of giving his side problems when they clash at Dean Court on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Klopp's men are second in the English Premier League table with 30 points from 13 games and are on a 12 game unbeaten streak.

And the former Borrusia Dortmund gaffer hopes his side can curtail the 12th placed Cherries who have lost two home matches in eight games (against Manchester United and Sunderland).

"The good thing is I have to think about Bournemouth, they did well, a football-playing side. Eddie Howe is doing a fantastic job there," says Klopp in his pre-match conference on Friday.

"They have the pressure, which we all have, to win games. They know about the difficulty of the league. They’re confident enough to cause us problems. We have to find solutions to these problems. "

Klopp added: "Bournemouth are doing really well and were unlucky against Arsenal last week. They are a strong side, They could have had a penalty.

"West Ham have a lot of quality and we should not look at their position in the table.

"Middlesbrough away, everyone has had problems there. I can't see those games as an easy journey. They are all tough games."

Klopp also gave an update on the fitness of attacking midfielder Adam Lallana and forward Roberto Firmino.

He said : "I'm happy about each player back in training and Adam was training on Thursday, his first session," 

"We need to see how he reacts to intensity of training but all good,"

"Roberto trained yesterday too. It is painful but not that serious. He is quite a tough guy."

The German tactician also dispelled reports that Daniel Sturridge will be up for sale when the winter transfer re-opens in January, but ruled him out of the clash against the Cherries.

England striker, Sturridge has not scored a Premier League goal this season and only started four league games in 2016-17. 

"Daniel not involved, no,"

"The funny thing is you create stories that aren’t stories, then you ask me about the stories that aren’t stories. There is absolutely no idea to sell anybody from the first team squad. 

"It wouldn’t make sense. Unfortunately Daniel is not in training. That’s what I’m most concerned about, more than transfer rumours, I’m prepared for January. What you ask me will be funny I’m sure.

He also did not reveal if Ben Woodburn will be included in the matchday squad.

 

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