Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Klopp in the dark over Firmino injury


"It was something with his eye", Klopp said in his post-match press conference.

It is only the third time in their history that they've opened up a top-flight season with five wins on the spin and although it's early days, plenty of fans and pundits believe they're the main contenders to Manchester City for the title.

The Merseyside club had an impressive season last campaign as well, finishing 4th in the domestic league and reaching the Champions League final against Real Madrid in May.

Firmino almost set the tone after 45 seconds with a goal that was disallowed when Sadio Mane was ruled to be offside, and though Michel Vorm parried away an attempt by Mohamed Salah after 22 minutes, Liverpool struck first behind Wijnaldum.

"In the end, I think everyone saw it was very clearly a penalty on Son [Heung-Min] from [Sadio] Mane [in injury time]". Amusing. I haven't seen it back, I only saw the situation from 60 yards away so I've no clue what exactly happened.

"Of course, I think they were better".

The Reds captain was on worldwide duty with England during the global break and played a part in both the Nations League defeat by Spain and the 1-0 friendly victory over Switzerland at the King Power Stadium.

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I've always said that I'd like to play for Las Palmas - my local team. It depends on how I feel physically and mentally.

"Gary should come over and tell me how that works".

"How do you prepare for a game when you don't focus on it?" I don't understand. We play our kids or what? "That would be amusing".

"To focus on one competition can only be if you are already out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season".

It is not the first time Henderson has been consigned to the bench this season, with the midfielder only starting once in the league - during the victory against Leicester City before the worldwide break.

The onus is now on Chelsea and Watford to keep pace with Liverpool when they host Cardiff and Manchester United respectively later on Saturday. The club he's more interested in?

Liverpool got goals from Georgino Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino, only conceding late, making it five straight wins to start the season.

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