Klopp happy with Reds


Jurgen Klopp believes injury-hit title-chasers Liverpool are in good shape as they head for Bournemouth on Sunday.

Tuesday’s hero Ben Woodburn’s emergence as an option to provide occasional cover up front is timely for Klopp after the Reds lost Philippe Coutinho for at least five weeks with ankle ligament damage and with Daniel Sturridge currently sidelined by a calf problem.

Striker Danny Ings has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season, but at least Klopp knows he has back-up to call on should he need it, as he looks to keep Liverpool’s title challenge on track during a busy December, with a two-legged EFL Cup semi-final and FA Cup involvement to come in January.

“It’s a good moment for LFC, but it’s difficult too because there’s a lot of work to do and a lot of games to play,” he told reporters.

“Four weeks ago we had no clean sheets. Now we start getting clean sheets, but we don’t any more score six goals in a game and all that stuff.

“We have problems, we have injuries, we have strong opponents, but we have wonderful people around us, we have a wonderful crowd, a wonderful stadium, wonderful away supporters.

“We go now to Bournemouth – a small stadium, but very intense with a good team.

“We are in a good moment until now, but we have to carry on and that’s how it is. Hopefully it stays like this.”