Pep Lijnders explained that head coach Jurgen Klopp was feeling ‘mild symptoms’ of COVID-19 in his pre-match preview of Liverpool’s impending meeting with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Dutchman has taken over first-team duties for the 54-year-old who recently tested positive for the virus alongside Joel Matip, Alisson Becker and Bobby Firmino.
It’s a loss that will be undoubtedly keenly felt by the Merseysiders ahead of what is a pivotal fixture for both sides in the wider context of the title race.
Nonetheless, we’ve no doubt it will motivate the club even more to produce a performance capable of cheering up the manager at home.
You can catch the clip below, courtesy of Sky Sports & @Watch_LFC:
Pep Ljinders giving his first pre-match interview as LFC manager 👀pic.twitter.com/BFcneDV9Z6
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) January 2, 2022