New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been taking a 'keen interest' in the club's medical team as they battle an injury crisis.
The Reds will go in search of their first Premier League win under Klopp against Jose Mourinho's struggling Chelsea side this weekend, however they will be without a number of players for the game at Stamford Bridge.
Kolo Toure is the latest injury concern after picking up a knock in the win against Bournemouth, which both Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge were forced to miss.
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The Daily Mail report that Klopp is particularly concerned with the amount of muscular injuries suffered by his Liverpool players, and the former Borussia Dortmund manager is looking to change their approach to minimise the risk.
Nine first-team Liverpool players have suffered muscular injuries since the start of the season - Alberto Moreno, Joe Allen, Adam Lallana, Christian Benteke, Dejan Lovren, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Rossiter and Toure, while Sturridge is nursing a knee complaint.
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Joe Gomez and Danny Ings have also picked up serious season-ending injuries this term.
The Mail's Neil Ashton adds that Klopp has been holding regular meetings with the Liverpool medical staff in recent weeks to monitor their procedures, with the aim of tailoring his training methods in order to make their work-outs more efficient.
Klopp's counter-attacking style means that Liverpool's players need to be prepared for a high-intensity approach, and the Mail say that the 48-year-old wants to get every department at the club aiming in the same direction, starting with the medical team.
So far the Reds have shown glimpses of their potential under Klopp by earning a 0-0 draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and he is keen to take a step forward when they face Chelsea, who are currently down in 15th place.
"It is really strange that a team of this quality is in this situation, but we won't make the fault of looking at the table and looking at where they are and how many points they have," Klopp said.
"We know how strong they are. We have to prepare ourselves and we will be prepared for this game. It is the next chance for us to get points."
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