EPL: Jurgen Klopp eyes no-injuries situation for Liverpool

Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 10:18 IST | AFP |

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes a little more luck on the injury front is all that is separating his team from Premier League leaders Chelsea as the Reds prepare to face Stoke City today

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes a little more luck on the injury front is all that is separating his team from Premier League leaders Chelsea as the Reds prepare to face Stoke City today.

The Anfield club spent Christmas in second place in the Premier League table but trailed Chelsea by six points as they struggle to stay in touch with Antonio Conte's in-form side.

Liverpool have only lost twice all season but are currently missing the influential Philippe Coutinho as they prepare for the first of two home games before the end of the year.

"I am pretty sure that until now Chelsea are maybe the team that have had the most luck with injuries. We lost Phil and Daniel (Sturridge) and Danny Ings in difficult moments when you really could use them," Klopp told Sky Sports News. "If it's Hazard and Costa at Chelsea, is it the same afterwards?"

Coutinho is not likely to return before the new year due to an ankle injury while defender Joel Matip is also struggling as the Reds welcome Stoke City.

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