Premier League “Klopp’s unwavering optimism: Liverpool’s top four prospects remain bright despite looming ban in English Premier League”
Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool boss, remains confident that his absence from the touchline will not hinder Liverpool’s bid to catch Manchester United in the fight for Champions League qualification. Klopp will miss Liverpool’s clash with Aston Villa on Saturday due to a suspension, following his criticism of referee Paul Tierney. Klopp had questioned Tierney’s integrity during Liverpool’s win against Tottenham in April. Klopp’s absence could be a blow to fifth-placed Liverpool as they trail fourth-placed Manchester United by one point with a game in hand. However, Klopp already served a touchline ban earlier this season and is confident that his players can manage without him. Furthermore, Klopp will be in touch with Vitor Matos, one of the coaching staff, during the game, and his assistant Lijnders will be on the touchline. Liverpool forward, Darwin Nunez, will miss the Villa game due to a toe injury.