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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: Leicester City are in a good moment.

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

Klopp bemoans Liverpool's injury but says they will take it game by game. [Getty]
Klopp bemoans Liverpool's injury but says they will take it game by game. [Getty]

Jurgen Klopp believes Leicester City have what it takes to challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Reigning champions Liverpool play Premier League leaders Leicester on Sunday as the English top flight returns to action following the international break.

The German acknowledged the Foxes are heading in the right direction, adding that the east Midlands club have changed their style of play slightly.

Speaking in his press conference on Friday, Klopp said: "Leicester showed last year how good they can be. they have changed style slightly maybe because of the injuries they have had.

"They are in a good moment and have a clear idea of how they want to play. They are contenders for everything."

Klopp also gave an injury update, on defender Joe Gomez, who got injured while on international duty, saying: "It's a tough one. The surgery was successful but now he is ready to recover from that and start his rehabilitation.

"We helped as much as we can."

He also confirmed England internationals Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold won't be available for selection on Sunday but revealed midfield maestros Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara might return to the fold as he bemoaned Liverpool's injury problems.

"We just take it game by game. There's no season when you don't have injury problems," he added.

"It is always the same, it's slightly different in that a lot of players in the same position have got injured and seriously injured, which makes it tricky.

"Nobody here feels self-pity or sorry for ourselves, it's just the situation. At the moment it hits you but the next moment you are in the solution process.

"We have players available and as long as we have 11 players we will fight for three points with all we have."

On handling the situation, Klopp replied: "I don't think my players have to prove anything we always handle difficult situations well.

"Obviously nobody is happy with my answers which is why you constantly ask the same questions.

"We will fight with all we have and that means if the problems become bigger we will get closer. If somebody thinks we will give up before the game because some of our best players or most important players are not available I cannot help him.

"We have to accept the situation and use it."

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