Updated: Mar 12
Liverpool have suffered serious injuries to key players this season.
Jurgen Klopp says it’s the first time 'in his life' a team he is managing pilled up the injury problems that his current Liverpool side have suffered this season.
The German also admitted that the injuries to key players are part of the reasons why the Reds haven’t hit the heights they attained in the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.
Liverpool bounced back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United on Sunday, having lost four league games on the trot.
They currently sit in sixth place and are 22 points behind table-toppers Manchester City, therefore, their focus has now shifted from trying to retain the title to clinching a top-four spot as well as seeing how far they can go in the Champions League, having won RB Leipzig 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie last month.
Speaking ahead of his side's game against Chelsea at Anfield, Klopp told Sky Sports that his team will return to former glories: "The problems that we had, it was always clear that they would become influential if we could not sort it by the players coming back. That is what happened.
"Most of the problems are as a result of the injury situation. This year we have faced completely new problems. I have never in my life - and I have been doing the job for 20 years - had to change the last line-up every week.
"People might say that is an excuse. I could not care less, to be honest. We do not use it as an excuse but if you ask me the question then it is the explanation for why things changed."
He added: "I am not angry about it or whatever, I am 53 years old. I have had different moments in my life. Wonderful moments, lesser moments. It is just a football problem.
"You cannot change it overnight and say that from now on we are going to smash the whole world again but we will get there again if we stay calm in mind and we use this time to learn."