Jürgen Klopp has been released and attended a hospital appointment today as a precautionary measure, after feeling ill.The boss is back doing boss things after the precautionary visit.
Of all the people at the club we expected to end up in the hospital during international break, Jurgen Klopp was fairly low on that list. However, the Liverpool boss had to leave training and admitted himself to the hospital after falling ill to an as-of-yet unknown malady.
Whatever the medical issue, Klopp is out of the hospital, and presumably preparing along with the rest of the coaching staff for Saturday’s return to Premier League action against Southampton. Although he has been released, he is expected to make follow-up appointments in the coming days.
A statement released by the club in response to news that Klopp had been hospitalised says:
“Jürgen Klopp has attended a hospital appointment today as a precautionary measure, after feeling ill. He is being assessed by doctors and will be absent from training on Wednesday as a result.”
“There are currently no plans for Jürgen to remain in hospital beyond his appointment and he will therefore return home this evening; however, he may require further check-ups in the coming days.”
It seems unlikely at this point that the German manager will be forced to miss the upcoming match, but if he did it would not be the first time this has happened as the Liverpool manger. He missed last year’s 2-2 draw to Sunderland after coming down with appendicitis and needed surgery.
Hopefully the illness was not too serious, and the boss will be back on top form.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that midfielder Lucas will be out for up to six weeks after damaging his thigh in the Capital One Cup defeat to Manchester City last weekend.
The Reds are still in with an outside chance of finishing in the top four but would have to go on a winning streak if they are to be in with a shout.
The Merseyside outfit were beaten in a dramatic penalty shootout in the final, but they got their revenge in the Premier League fixture against Manual Pellegrini’s men in midweek, winning 3-0 at Anfield.
Lucas sat out the victory over the title chasers and is set to miss almost the entirety of the remainder of the campaign.
“Lucas is more serious. After the shot (in the penalty shootout at Wembley), he’ll be out for five to six weeks,” Klopp is quoted by The Daily Mail as saying.
The Brazilian has been a regular feature since the German manager has moved to the English club, but his long-term future at Liverpool has been questioned, with scope for a summer exit.
Liverpool’s manager says the striker must be aware of the difference between pain and serious pain after the striker’s latest injury setback.
Isaac Newton’s relatively obscure Fourth Law of Motion states that if Daniel Sturridge is moving towards a return to regular playing time, there will also be an injury moving directly towards him arriving just in time to ensure he never steps foot on the pitch.
Sturridge—the most talented striker at the club—is injured. Again. The striker was ruled out of Thursday’s victory over Bordeaux with a foot injury. With Daniel Sturridge, injuries and niggles seem to keep on coming. For Klopp, however, there is some learning to do when it comes to managing pain.
The situation is Daniel was very often injured in the last few months, and maybe years, so it is normal when you get back in training usually it is not the quality, but you need training. Your body has to learn to adapt to new intensities of training and in this time you have to learn what is serious pain and what is only pain. When Daniel comes back after this long break you would train five weeks in a row and play only in friendly games. That would be the best, but of course we know the world is not perfect so we have to try the best and the quickest.It is a really long period so now we have to stay patient I am sorry to say. I’m sorry for you, sorry for me, sorry for him.
We’re all sorry and probably more than a little frustrated at the moment, but it’s important to remember that the player isn’t suffering injuries on purpose or part of some shady scheme to hamper Liverpool’s prospects. Sturridge has missed an incredible 68 games for Liverpool and played in 70 games, underlining the need for depth up front.
Liverpool will hope that this latest setback is just part of the recovery process as Klopp pointed out, but there may be a possibility that Sturridge’s problems with injuries aren’t just physical. It’s difficult to say either way without intimate knowledge of the situation, but hopefully the scans will bring good news so that Sturridge can be available for action relatively soon.