Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is wary of the trap which awaits at Huddersfield as he looks to maintain the Reds’ Premier League form.
The German faces best friend David Wagner at the John Smith’s Stadium with fitness doubts over Mohamed Salah (hamstring) and Sadio Mane (broken thumb), with midfielder Naby Keita (hamstring) already ruled out after his injury playing for Guinea.
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It has added a degree of complication to the trip to third-bottom Huddersfield, who have yet to win a match and have not scored a goal at home since mid-April.
“I use the word ‘trap’. If you look at the table and see one team (with) three points, you say it’s a clear situation but it isn’t,” he added.
“I speak a lot to Dave – not this week, obviously – and I know the atmosphere in the club is still brilliant and we will need to be ready for a really tough game.”
Friday was Wagner’s 47th birthday but Klopp is hoping his compatriot is not celebrating for a second successive day.
“We don’t send each other presents any more, we are past that age, but I hope I don’t give him one (on Saturday),” Klopp added.