Liverpool boss bemoans injury woes after FA Cup exit
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp blamed injuries for his side's exit from the FA Cup on Monday night in the hands of Wolves.
The Reds were dumped of out the FA Cup after suffering a 1-2 defeat in the fourth round. The Premier League leaders were forced into a host of changes prior to kick off, with Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana forced to withdraw from the squad with injuries. Klopp was forced to bring on 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever following Dejan Lovren's injury in the first few minutes at Molineux Stadium. Klopp admitted Liverpool's chances were hit by unforeseen injury setbacks as opponents fielded a strong starting XI.
"I’m not sure what you all with have said if I said from the start our center-backs are Hoever and Fabinho. You would have said I was not respecting the competition. Lallana and Henderson were in our plans. Dejan Lovren was not. We had to change it. Second half we wanted to start a new with a positive approach," said Klopp.
"We brought on Mo and Bobby and looked a bit different. The intensity of the last few games, it’s not possible to start with these up front. Only Lovren has played all the games the last few weeks. The situation is not too cool," he added.
Defeat in the #FACup.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 7, 2019