Jurgen Klopp presser: Team news and key takeaways ahead of Newcastle clash

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool will face Newcastle United in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime.

The Reds will be looking to return to winning ways and pick up all three points, as they aim to secure a Premier League top-four spot.


Ahead of the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has touched upon various issues in the press conference. Here are some of the key points.

Team News 

Klopp confirmed that Nat Philips is out of this game, but Curtis Jones is set to return.

There has been concern over the fitness of Digo Jota who missed training yesterday. However, Klopp says that the Portuguese winger is fine and available for selection.

Liverpool owners 

It has been a rollercoaster week for Liverpool. The club broke away from the European Super League (ESL) after facing tremendous public backlash.

The club owner, John Henry, issued an apology to the fans, and took all the blame on himself. He has apologised to Klopp, the players and everyone associated with the club.

While the Reds fans are still not happy with FSG and many pundits questioning whether it’s time for them to go, Klopp has urged everyone to stay together.

New Champions League format 

Klopp has suggested that he is not happy with the new Champions League format.

A revamped 36-team Champions League was agreed on Monday, where the number of clubs competing in it will increase from 32 to 36 and it will see all teams play at least 10 fixtures.

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