Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has bemoaned his current lack of squad depth ahead of a hectic Christmas schedule for the club.
Klopp is currently without Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can and Danny Ings through injury.
After a 4-3 loss at Bournemouth was followed by a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham United, the Reds travel to Middlesbrough on Wednesday night in the first of five games in 20 days.
“It’s far away from being the perfect situation,” Klopp said in the Daily Telegraph. “Emre is out for this game, for example. If Emre was back then we would have one position to change, with an experienced player. I love our young players. They are brilliant, but West Ham was not a game to bring them in.
“We believe in them, of course, and we will use them for sure. It’s not perfect but what can I talk about? We cannot change it in this moment, because you will start asking about what I will do in the transfer window.
“We have to sort it out now, players will come back, we will see how another one develops and take our decisions. We take what we get.
“The difference is, if you want, that we have had our [injury] problems already. Other teams will get them because no one will go through without problems.”
Klopp’s Liverpool are currently third in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Chelsea.
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