Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has been unlucky this season as he has not been able to rotate the squad due to injuries.


Newcastle are ninth in the Premier League table with 29 points from 19 games and have lost four out of their last five league games.


The Magpies are currently going through an injury crisis, which has seen Howe’s options for the first team limited as players like Nick Pope, Harvey Barnes, Joe Willock and Matt Targett are out of action.




Klopp is of the view that Newcastle have done incredibly well so far with dealing with several injuries and he pointed out that Howe has been unlucky this season.


The Liverpool boss highlighted that Howe has been unable to rotate his squad due to a lack of options at his disposal and has been forced to field the same line-up with tired legs week in and week out this season.



“I am too long in the business to know anything can happen”, Klopp said at a press conference.


“Newcastle did incredibly well.



“It’s unlucky they have that number of injuries.


“They had good spells in the games they lost.


“They have a really good idea, but Eddie had to play the same line-up too often.


“The guys who play all the time are tired and the guys who come back have no rhythm – we had that situation plenty of times.”


Newcastle are set to take on Liverpool on New Year’s Day at Anfield and Howe’s side have not won an away game since their win at Old Trafford on 1st November.