‘Took him off early’… Jurgen Klopp admits he was told he had to substitute £35m Liverpool player tonight. - soocer442
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‘Took him off early’… Jurgen Klopp admits he was told he had to substitute £35m Liverpool player tonight.



“He was seen off early”… Tonight, Jurgen Klopp was instructed to substitute a £35 million Liverpool player, he confesses.Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged that his substitutions against LASK this evening were influenced by the Liverpool medical department.

Klopp employed each of the five available substitutes, the most notable of which was Conor Bradley, who made his debut for the season.Among those to substitute early in the second half was Ibrahima Konate, a center-back. A little over ten minutes into the second half, Trent Alexander-Arnold replaced Konate.


It was a marginally peculiar, if not worrisome, substitution for Liverpool supporters, who have recently witnessed Konate succumb to a number of injury concerns.


Furthermore, in an interview with TNT Sports following the match, Klopp acknowledged receiving advice not to extend the Frenchman’s appearance on Thursday.”After 90 minutes, the medical department decided against it,” the Reds manager confirmed. “For this reason, I dismissed him early.”


Klopp clarifies the Konate interchange.

Some may have interpreted Konate’s absence for the majority of tonight’s match against Fulham as an indication that he will start on Sunday.


With Klopp’s admission, however, that no longer appears probable.Joel Matip, who sat out the entire 90 minutes tonight, will almost certainly assume the responsibility once more.


That is not an issue; Matip performed admirably on Saturday against Manchester City and can be completely relied upon. It is currently plausible that Klopp would choose to start the Cameroonian over Konate.Since joining Liverpool for £35 million in 2021, the France international has struggled to maintain a consistent playing schedule. Matip’s and Virgil van Dijk’s sustained excellence have contributed to this in part.


However, there is also the fact that Konate cannot seem to remain for an extended period of time.


With any luck, the modification implemented tonight was merely a precautionary measure to prevent the discovery of additional problems. However, it would be preferable if Ibou did not require removal.