- Sep 13, 2015
What a strange response, Klopp has his players welfare above everything else. If they were at risk of injury from fatigue (as advised by the huge sports science team we employ) he’d rest them.How? "Yes Mr Klopp as I was saying Mr Mane has really really overplayed recently, hes in what we call the red zone. Maybe if you field Mr Lallana instead for a game or two? Oh yes hes injured isn't he? How about Alex? When is he back? Moreno? Does Origi offer anything from that position... yes I know you've played him there a few times already like we asked and I understand he stunk the place up with his limited build up play but. ... well.... he did score a few goals for you...."!
At the moment we are literally in a position where Liverpool play some of the best football on the planet. Providing Firmino, Mane and Salah are all playing and in at least ok form. When that isn't the case we may have the odd cracking result here and there but a run of 5-15 games or something? Not a chance. Anymore than a handful of games without them starting and we really start creaking. We certainly don't play anywhere near as good when them three are tired like the start of the year when all three were looking sluggish.
The staff are only human not miracle workers, they'll keep the players fit, get them back up to speed asap after injuries and keep Klopp updated on who is tired and at risk of injury (as I'm sure they were doing before Firmino got injured), but Klopp has to use what he has. If, for arguments sake, Mabappe 2020 is a real thing then Klopp will just do his best to get through this next year till he can bring him in. During that year Klopp will have to decide on a game by game basis on whether to risk overplaying players and risking injuries or jeopardising results by resting players when he doesn't really have perfect cover to come in for them.
If you bothered to do some research you’d find Salah and Firmino in the top 10 players in the world for durability and ability to keep fit.