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‘It’s only a matter of time’ before the Reds return
That’s what the Southampton manager says Ralph Hasenhuttl ahead of his team’s trip to Anfield tomorrow night.
The last time the teams met, defending Premier League champions Jurgen Klopp were still at the top of the table, but they enter this game in seventh place, with the Reds boss admitting their chances of landing a Champions League place seem slim.
however, Hasenhuttl, who led his side to a 1-0 victory in the reverse game in January, believes the Liverpool class will show up again soon.
It’s Anfield quote it saying:
“It’s hard for him (Klopp) to take, and for him it was a tough season too.
“But for me it wasn’t that surprising, after their efforts over the past two or three years, to find the biggest goal they have with the Premier League title after so long.
“And then with the injury issues, they were struggling, like we also had after Christmas, where we sometimes had a lot of injuries in crucial positions.
“There is a reason Virgil van Dijk is an important player for them, and it is not easy for Liverpool to say ‘we are strong without him’.
“I think this injury problem has definitely cost [Klopp] a lot of points this season, but when you know him and know the quality of his team, then I think it’s only a matter of time before they come back to be competitive at the highest level.