Jurgen Klopp says that Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno is one of several Liverpool players feeling the effects of their punishing schedule.
The Reds beat Swansea 1-0 on Sunday in their fifth game in November and will face Southampton in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.
Moreno was excellent against the Swans but his manager Klopp has revealed that he is playing through the pain. Presumably he can tell Daniel Sturridge about the difference between ‘serious pain’ and ‘only pain’.
Alberto Moreno vs Swansea: 87% passing accuracy 3 chances created 3 successful crosses 2 take ons 5 tackles 5 interceptions Top class.
— LiverpoolFF (@LiverpoolFF) November 29, 2015
“I would like to feel better, I would like to say, ‘come on, three days off, celebrating a good week’, but we don’t have time for this,” said Klopp.
“We have to analyse our game, find out what we can use for Southampton, what we should change, fly back from Southampton and fly to Newcastle. We are on the road next week so it’s really difficult.
“But of course we feel good, the boys feel good. Alberto Moreno had, I think, 20 knocks everywhere on his body and was limping from the pitch to the dressing room. We asked, ‘Where is the pain?’, he said, ‘Everywhere’.
“That’s how it feels in this moment but tomorrow morning we will be back in the race and preparing for Southampton.”