The league has postponed 18 video games thus far because of a combination of COVID-19 outbreaks and accidents at a number of golf equipment, leaving them with out sufficient gamers to fulfil fixtures.
“Now we have three new COVID instances within the workforce and some extra within the employees, so it is not so cool in the intervening time,” Klopp advised reporters forward of Sunday’s sport in London.
“I am not (in a position to reveal who examined optimistic) as a result of we’ve got to undergo the entire course of, PCR (assessments), however you will note the day after tomorrow on the workforce sheet, will probably be clear who’s affected.”
When requested if Liverpool must ask for the sport to be postponed, Klopp stated: “Not but, however we do not know. We by no means had an outbreak the place 10-15 gamers had it.
“For us, it is extra daily one other one (assessments optimistic)… it seems like a lottery within the morning. It is daily one other case. We do not know the way it will look in just a few hours.”
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Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Curtis Jones had returned to coaching earlier this week after going into isolation because of optimistic COVID-19 assessments.
Klopp added that Thiago and Takumi Minamino, who missed the midweek loss at Leicester Metropolis because of muscle soreness, weren’t but match to play.
“Taki might be nearer, he is operating outdoors. Thiago not but,” the German coach stated. “It would take somewhat longer, a hip concern — we do not know the place it is coming from. Now we have to be somewhat bit affected person.”
Third-placed Liverpool are one level behind Chelsea, who’re second, with a sport in hand.
Leaders Manchester Metropolis are eight factors forward of Chelsea and Klopp stated that regardless of their wholesome benefit midway via the season there was nonetheless loads to play for.
“When you have got this sort of shut (title) battle, particularly with a constant workforce like Metropolis who aren’t fazed by COVID or accidents – they’re in a superb second – however you can’t win the league correctly within the winter. It is unlikely,” Klopp stated.
“However what they (Metropolis) have now’s a spot, it is completely deserved for them, however let’s simply give it a go. Just one workforce may be champions.
“There is a decisive second in April, there you need to be shut sufficient to provide it a correct go. We’ll see the place we’re then. From now to then … so many video games to play, so many various competitions to play.”