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It’s quite special if you would bet on having three centre-

halves injured in the same moment – you could win a lot


of money for that because usually it doesn’t happen.
"Here it happened, it was a bit of bad luck. That makes it
quite a bit tricky."
Liverpool injuries
Klopp reiterated his belief that Lovren's injury is a
justification for why he was right to rest players such as
Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino
against Wolves after a hectic fixture list over the festive
season.
"We had to make changes for the Wolves game. The
players we didn't line up in that game were either a little
bit injured, or injured, or played all the games in
December, plus the City game at the beginning of
January.
"Bringing them again in that moment, as you saw with
Dejan, who played pretty much all these games as well,
is a risk -- it’s a proper risk."
Defeat at City on 3 January was Liverpool's first in the
league this season and Firmino stressed the importance
of bouncing back immediately at Brighton to not give
champions City another chance to cut the gap when they
host Wolves on Monday.
"That's what the Premier League is all about æ it's
intensely competitive. If the team at the top stutters, the
second place will overtake them," the Brazilian told
Liverpool's website.