Klopp: Teams can be ag­gres­sive with­out hurt­ing play­ers

The Borneo Post - - SPORT -

LIVER­POOL: Liver­pool man­ager Jurgen Klopp be­lieves de­fender Joe Gomez was un­lucky to suf­fer a bro­ken leg against Burn­ley on Wed­nes­day but stressed that Premier League teams could be ag­gres­sive with­out in­jur­ing op­po­nents.

Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Gomez was sub­sti­tuted af­ter 23 min­utes of the 3-1 vic­tory at Turf Moor fol­low­ing a ro­bust tackle from Burn­ley’s Ben Mee and will miss up to six weeks of ac­tion with a frac­ture to the lower left leg.

“I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate teams around and tac­ti­cal things but be­ing ag­gres­sive in foot­ball means be­ing ready to hurt your­self and not the op­po­nent,” Klopp told re­porters on Fri­day, ahead of Satur­day’s trip to Bournemouth.

“No­body wants to deny slid­ing tack­les, that’s ab­so­lutely part of the game but in the right mo­ment. It (Gomez’s in­jury) was un­lucky.

“The chal­lenge against Joe a mo­ment be­fore that, in a fast sit­u­a­tion, in our own half, there was no rea­son for that.”

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