“Adam (Lallana) is good”.
Liverpool have the chance to banish the disappointment of a Merseyside derby nearly immediately as they battle West Brom on Wednesday night. Matip, despite hopes for a brief and largely precautionary layoff for his thigh strain, isn’t running yet, and a precise timeframe for Moreno’s recovery from his ankle injury remains unknown.
“I’m the psychologist – I’ve told them and I’m sure they’ve got the message”, he said. We made further assessments, we sent him to different doctors just to knowa little bit more. “We have to see”, added Klopp. It’s really not decided so far.
West Brom head for Anfield without a win in 14 Premier League games and with new manager Alan Pardew having collected just one point and no goals from his first two games in charge.
“I can’t play, though, and your experienced players and younger players need to understand where the game is and how will we see it through”. It is all well and good coming in and saying that they are going to be playing front-foot football, but they have to produce.
Yet they have their potential attacking threats, their height at set-pieces among them, and are capable of earning more than a point with the right game-plan. I’m not here to judge anything but you only can judge after much more time. They have not won since August and have conceded seven goals in the final 16 minutes of games to lose 12 points this season. It’s not a worrying situation…
They too have a new recently appointed manager, like Everton, and it can be a hard game to predict against sides like that, with players out to impress the new man in charge. “I don’t expect that”.
West Brom started the campaign with two wins out of two, but have not enjoyed a victory in the top flight since then and have gradually slid down the table to now find themselves in the position immediately above the drop zone in the Premier League.