The technician of the Liverpool, Jurgen
Klopp, has said that the Manchester
City I would not have won the Premier
League this season if he had had to deal with the plague of injuries like the one that the Merseyside club has experienced.
Liverpool were without central defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for most of the season due to knee injuries, while Joel Matip was out with ankle problems. Fabinho, who was ‘lowered’ from midfield to defense to help fill the gaps, also suffered from a muscle problem, while forward Diogo Jota and midfielder Jordan Henderson were also out for much of the season due to injuries. .
“It’s like I said before this year, with the amount of injuries we’ve had, it wasn’t the year to become champions. It would not have been possible. Not for anyone, ”Klopp said before Sunday’s final league game against Crystal Palace. “As good as they are, if (Manchester) City lose their three centrals, no, they don’t win the league.”
Liverpool, which took the title last season, were eighth in March and qualification for the Champions League seemed unlikely, but Klopp’s side chained a nine-game unbeaten streak to move up to fourth place.
Chelsea (67 points), Liverpool and Leicester City (66 points each) are in a three-way battle for the last two places in the Champions League on the final matchday. “We have fought back a bit, we have accepted the challenges and we have done better,” Klopp said. “And if we win on Sunday and qualify for the Champions League, then we will have done our best. It is so ”.