The Scousers are struggling this season and it is very clear. However, Jurgen Klopp believes there will be a different Liverpool after the World Cup.
Jurgen Klopp is optimistic of a different Liverpool after World Cup
The Reds have five more games to play at home until the first-ever winter edition of the competition begins, starting with their encounter against Leeds on Saturday. And although Klopp is optimistic that Liverpool would benefit from the six weeks between games, some clubs may believe that the hiatus will cause them to lose momentum.
Their season has been significantly hampered by injuries. Players like Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota are presently out till after the World Cup due to ailments.
With the players who aren’t engaged in Qatar scheduled to fly to Dubai for a midseason training camp with the Reds, the break gives injured players the chance to get well in time for the second half of the season.
In all honesty, Klopp thinks the Reds will be different. Sure, they will train, and yes, players will return. Nevertheless, Klopp has no clue how the players will return after the World Cup.
It would be fantastic if they could train with Liverpool for three and a half weeks after the World Cup and return from it all in good health. However, there are a lot of “ifs” involved. Jurgen is currently more interested in the Liverpool of tomorrow than the Liverpool post the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Naby Keita is yet to kick a ball this season due to being sidelined with a thigh injury. He is unlikely to play in any of the Reds’ five games before the tournament. The Guinean, whose contract expires next summer, has just started exercising again but is still developing his fitness.
Liverpool faces Leeds United on their home turf in their next game. And Klopp is looking to get another victory to get momentum in the domestic league.