Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez may miss Sunday’s Premier League top of the table clash with Arsenal due to injury.
Liverpool will face Arsenal in a massive clash at the top of the Premier League this weekend. The Reds are five points clear at the top of the table with 51 points after 22 matches, while Arsenal is in third place with 46 points.
In his press conference on Friday, Klopp revealed that Darwin Nunez is a doubt for Sunday’s game due to injury.
“It [the four shots against the post] impacts him, he’s a human being. If it doesn’t that is strange. The penalty miss, that hit him definitely.
“I don’t know if Darwin is available. After 20 minutes [against Chelsea], somebody stepped on his foot and it was painful. He left the stadium in a boot, and not a football one. Nothing broke, X-ray clear. But we have to see if he can get it back in a football boot.
“I don’t judge him for the goals. I judge him about his assist for Luis Diaz. That’s outstanding footballing-wise, not being bothered about your own bad luck.”
Klopp believes his team should perform better against Arsenal than their recent 2-0 win over the Gunners in the FA Cup.
“If we win against Arsenal, it would be eight points. If we lose, Arsenal are two points ahead but then City is the big winner. That’s all outside talk, inside we just focus on the game, on the things we have to do.
“It’s difficult enough. At Arsenal it’s more difficult. But we are in a good moment and we should use that. Let’s give it a try.
“We have to be much more dominant. There it was a typical away game. It’s a cup game, Arsenal had to score before we scored. But these kind of games you can win, but I would prefer to have more moments in charge.
“First half, they were super physical, not aggressive but 50:50s. That’s normal in football and quite common. I try to give the boys the right information, and be better.”