Klopp to assess defensive options with Lovren available

10th March 2017

Dejan Lovren is fit enough to start for Liverpool against Burnley, but Jürgen Klopp has not yet made a decision on who will be his centre-back pairing on Sunday.

A knee injury has forced Lovren to miss the Reds’ last four matches, although the defender was an unused substitute during last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal.

Klopp has been unable to partner Lovren with Joel Matip at the heart of his backline since the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on January 31, leading to the manager being asked whether that was a source of frustration for him during his pre-Burnley press conference this afternoon.

However, while Klopp acknowledged that consistency in selection at centre-back can be beneficial, there is no guarantee that the Croatia international will return to his starting XI when the Clarets visit Anfield.

“As a manager there is no time to be frustrated because always you have to take what you get,” the boss explained.

“That means if somebody tells me a player is injured I have no time to think ‘oh my God, again?’ and all that stuff. It’s very rare that I can do this – [instead] it’s like ‘OK, so let’s find a solution’, you always have to think. So I was not frustrated.

“Would it have been good or better if we could have played them more often? Different. I think Ragnar [Klavan] had wonderful games for us, especially the last one was a really good one, so there is no decision made about who will start in the game [on Sunday].

continue reading here : http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/256314-klopp-to-assess-defensive-options-with-lovren-available


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