Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he has a phone designated just for “bad news”.
The German tactician made the remark ahead of his side’s Champions League Group E meeting with Napoli on Wednesday.
What is the phone call Klopp dreads? Five things to know…
- Klopp has revealed he has two phones, but one “only gets bad news”.
- Liverpool face Napoli in the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday.
- Mohamed Salah is a doubt for the match having sat out against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
- However, Klopp says he is “not worried” about the Egyptian’s fitness and could yet play him.
- The Reds currently lead the charge in Group E and will confirm top spot with a win.
Star forward Mohamed Salah remains touch-and-go to start the match on Merseyside having not featured against Crystal Palace over the weekend, though Klopp insists he is “not worried” about the Egyptian’s fitness.
What Klopp is worried about, though, is receiving a dreaded call on one of his two phones, specifically the one he’s assigned to receiving any issues or problems at Liverpool.
He told reporters: “I have two smartphones and when one of them is ringing it is rare it is good news, you only get bad news!
“We know what we have to do, we have to adapt to specific situations of the players and tactical things, where we have to put focus on.
“We have plans for everything as we change them constantly.”
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Salah injury update
Salah sustained an ankle injury against Leicester City last month before aggravating it further in the win over Manchester City just before the international break.
The Egyptian was able to make the matchday squad on Saturday as Liverpool edged Palace 2-1 in south London, but he failed to take to the pitch.
Kopites will now be sweating over the fitness of Salah for Wednesday’s clash against Napoli, but Klopp has provided a positive outlook for the match.
“Mo looks really good in training the day before yesterday especially,” Klopp said.
“Yesterday he didn’t do too much so we will see today. But I’m not worried about it.”