Key Liverpool Player Out For Two Months With Thigh Injury

Lawrence Cooper
August 6, 2017

That outing at Prenton Park - the club's opening pre-season friendly - in which the summer recruit had shown "wonderful signs" and created the third goal was only a small sample of his abilities.

Having increased competition will also mean individuals are pushed to develop, wary that they might be out of the side if levels are allowed to drop.

"I think the Van Diijk deal will still happen and I think Dominic Solanke was a fantastic steal from Chelsea", Thompson told Sky Sports. The game was not flawless with Liverpool's defence exposed in the first half but with the introduction of 10 new players in the second half, the game swung definitively in Liverpool's favour.

While Liverpool seldom struggle against teams who want to win, they are often frustrated by lesser sides with limited ambitions.

In all fairness, his stats are not really good enough to replace someone as good as Coutinho at Anfield.

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Philippe Coutinho missed Saturday's game with what Liverpool say was a "sore back", as did Jordan Henderson through illness, while Daniel Sturridge continued to be sidelined with a thigh problem. "Phil has so far been outstanding and (so have) a few others", Klopp commented. The defender "is 100 per cent back", according to his manager, "which is very nice after a really hard year". "Now it's more hard to play all the time".

But they still scraped into the top four, from where they will be hard to dislodge this time round.

Dejan Lovren's attempt at intercepting a throughball fell kindly for Williams, who kept his composure to direct a shot beyond Simon Mignolet from the centre of the penalty area.

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