Liverpool assistant coach Peter Krawietz is hopeful that Jurgen Klopp will be back for their FA Cup encounter against Shrewsbury. Klopp tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolating which meant he missed their 2-2 draw against Chelsea. Liverpool had a Covid outbreak this week leading to their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg being postponed as well as their training ground shut down.
“We hope so of course,” Liverpool assistant coach Krawietz said when asked if Jurgen Klopp would be back. He is well so far, he feels fine, but of course, the regulations are how they are, and he has to do tests as well. We hope he will be fine to be in tomorrow, yes.”
“Yes, we have one loan player back and he will probably join the squad tomorrow,” he added. “Of course, we are searching for options for this game and for this squad nearly everywhere. We found enough players to build a team. I can’t talk about names. Please understand my situation, I can’t talk about that. Joel Matip joined training yesterday again, but we have to see whether he is available or not.”
“This is a long-term decision, we take the situation like it is. We always try to do our best,” he continued. “We knew about the AFCON situation for a few months, and hopefully they are successful in this tournament. The Covid situation is like it is, if it’s necessary to react in the transfer market it’s a club decision, but we have to discuss that.”