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Jurgen Klopp offers injury update, discusses Liverpool's team for Exeter and players on loan

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's FA Cup third round tie against Exeter City.

Liverpool will have none of their recognised centre-backs available for tomorrow night's FA Cup third round tie against Exeter City.

Klopp has said that Kolo Toure will miss the game but will be back for the Premier League clashes against Arsenal and Manchester United - while Dejan Lovren is expected to be available after those two games at Anfield. 

Philippe Coutinho who, like Lovren, is nursing a hamstring injury is expected to be sidelined for around three to four weeks. 

Klopp told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: “Next week not a problem. Dejan will be available after Man United and Phil needs one or maybe two weeks longer. But we don’t know exactly. It’s really rare it’s quicker.”

Unsurprisingly, Klopp said there will be changes for tomorrow's game but resources remain thin on the ground, with the club expected to field a couple of youngsters such as Sheyi Ojo, who has been recalled from his loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, but has said the competition is important.

"I don't know yet who will be available. We will train in two hours and then we will see.

"We have to find a solution to current situation. If we go out and you criticise us OK but we have to think about more than one game.

"The team which plays tomorrow will want to win this game 100% but it will be a team that didn't play too often together."

On loan players as a whole, Klopp said the first thing he considered with the injury crisis was bringing back players on loan at other clubs.

“We take back our own players. Especially if they are not in the perfect situation at clubs where they are on loan.

“These are our players. We will speak about this next summer, in my opinion best talents should be at your own club and play together in the U21s as a team.

“It’s a big chance. But no pressure because they are still young. If they do well they can make the next step but if not they have time.”

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