Klopp confirms Mane apology/Explains Oxlade-Chamberlain absence vs West Brom

Jurgen Klopp confirms Sadio Mane apology/Explains Oxlade-Chamberlain absence vs West Brom


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp this evening provided a number of noteworthy insights into his latest squad selection.

Robson-Kanu strikes

The Reds are of course locked in action at present, in a Premier League meeting with West Brom at the Hawthorns.

The clash marks a crucial one for Klopp and co., who remain in the thick of the battle for European football as things stand.

After Chelsea fell to a surprise defeat at the hands of Arsenal during the week, Liverpool were aware that a victory this evening would see them move to within a point of the 4th-placed Pensioners.

A 3-point haul would also be important in keeping Tottenham at bay, though, after Ryan Mason’s men downed Wolves by two goals to nil earlier on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp confirms Sadio Mane apology/Explains Oxlade-Chamberlain absence vs West Brom

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Champions League match at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid. Picture date: Tuesday April 6, 2021. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)

As things stand early in the action at the Hawthorns, though, things are not going at all to plan for Liverpool.

This comes with West Brom boasting a 1-0 advantage, after a disappointing defensive sequence allowed Matheus Pereira to slip Hal Robson-Kanu through to slot beyond Alisson in confident fashion:

‘He apologised’

Whilst the visitors, at present, trail at in the West Midlands, though, this has not come as a result of Jurgen Klopp taking the Baggies lightly.

The Liverpool boss opted for a strong starting XI, featuring the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho and Sadio Mane.

And it was the latter of these Reds stars who, ahead of the action getting underway on Sunday, took centre stage in Klopp’s pre-match interview.

This of course comes after Mane was spotted ignoring the efforts of his boss to join in the post-match celebrations after putting Manchester United to the sword at Old Trafford during the week.

The German, though, has assured that a line has been drawn under the situation, with Mane having ‘apologised’:

Klopp also provided an insight into Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being omitted from his matchday squad this evening, with both the English international, and midfield partner James Milner, expected to return to face Burnley during the week:

‘Oxlade is not in the squad, he was ill for a few days.’

‘We decided not to take him here, just give him another training session today so that he is ready for Wednesday.’

‘Millie hopefully could be ready for Wednesday. We take what we get.’


Everton vs Sheffield United live streaming: Watch Premier League online

West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool live streaming: Watch Premier League online


Liverpool betting odds, next game:

Burnley vs Liverpool odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Liverpool’s latest videos

Showreel: Trent's dominant display against Man Utd at Old Trafford

Showreel: Trent’s dominant display against Man Utd at Old Trafford

Take a closer look at Trent Alexander-Arnold’s Man of the Match performance for the…


Jürgen Klopp's pre-match press conference | West Bromwich Albion

Jürgen Klopp’s pre-match press conference | West Bromwich Albion

Watch live as the boss speaks to the media ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League…


Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 36 47 83
2 Manchester United FC 36 28 70
3 Leicester City FC 36 21 66
4 Chelsea FC 36 22 64
5 Liverpool FC 35 20 60
6 West Ham United FC 35 10 58
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 35 20 56
8 Everton FC 35 4 56
9 Arsenal FC 36 12 55
10 Leeds United 36 4 53
11 Aston Villa FC 35 8 49
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 35 -12 45
13 Southampton FC 36 -16 43
14 Crystal Palace FC 35 -22 41
15 Burnley FC 36 -18 39
16 Newcastle United FC 36 -19 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 35 -5 37
18 Fulham FC 36 -24 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 35 -36 26
20 Sheffield United FC 35 -44 17
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 22
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 21
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 11
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 11
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 11
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 9

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com