Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he feels sorry for Kevin de Bruyne after the midfielder suffered a ‘serious’ knee injury in training earlier this week.
The Man City star has been ruled out of action for around three months after picking up the injury in training on Wednesday, and following City’s utter dominance in the Premier League last season, some have suggested that it could bring the champions closer to the rest of the chasing pack.
One of the favourites to challenge City for the title this season is of course Liverpool, but when asked if de Bruyne’s injury gives his side more of a chance, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp expressed his sadness for the Belgian ace:
“I think somebody who thinks like that, about a situation like that, is an a**hole, to be honest. I am not like that,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“First of all, I wish him the absolute very best.
“I love this player, I wanted him desperately when I was at Dortmund and he was at Chelsea, but Jose didn’t give him to me!
“What a season he had, what a World Cup he played. I really feel for him. They have options of course, like they always have options, they brought in Riyad Mahrez, but they can all play in different positions.
“Bernardo Silva can play a bit deeper, Foden can play in positions, Gundogan can play in positions.
“Nobody needs to worry about Man City and their quality, there is still a lot there. We don’t look at the other teams, we really only try to make the best of our situation, and that will hopefully work.”