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What Jurgen Klopp said to Liverpool players after returning from hospital

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Liverpool are hoping to pick up where they left off before the international break as they return to Premier League action this weekend.

Since the 4-1 hammering by Tottenham, the Merseyside club have recorded wins against Huddersfield Town, Maribor and West Ham, scoring ten goals and conceding just one.

Liverpool, currently fifth in the league table, welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday, however they endured a pretty big scare earlier in the week.


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Following a return flight from South Africa, Jurgen Klopp complained of feeling unwell and was advised by club doctors to go to hospital in order to undergo medical tests.

After missing Wednesday's training sessions, Klopp is ready to take his usual place on the touchline for the Southampton clash and was in fine form during his pre-match press conference.

Klopp good to go after health scare

The Liverpool manager, who only returned to training on Thursday, has laughed off his health scare and insists that all is well.

"I went there (to hospital) and they said, ‘OK, all good’", Klopp told the press, via The Mirror. "For this they need a little bit of time, they have a lot of ­machines.


"But I knew from the first ­second I had nothing – ­unfortunately I was the only one. Afterwards ­everybody knew it.”

What Klopp told Liverpool players after hospital return

Then, in typical Klopp fashion, he revealed to reporters the funny message he passed onto his players after returning from hospital.

"I am really completely fine," the German coach stated, before saying with a smile: "I told the players the doctor said the only thing that can kill me is if we lose football games.

“That’s it. It was nothing." Klopp added. "It is not that someone should think I have to go back in to hospital ­tomorrow.”

As he returned to work, the 50-year-old also joked that NHS hospitals are not the best place for high-profile figures, declaring: “Whatever people say about it, the NHS is not as bad as you think.

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"The only problem is that you should not try to experience it as a public (famous) person. The whole world is talking about it. It was not a marketing thing by Liverpool!

"I came into the hospital and, when I passed the first few people, I saw a security man go into his walkie talkie, ‘Klopp’s in hospital! Did you see him?’”

Liverpool ready to push on

Klopp's health may be fine, but he has the difficult task of fitting in an array of attacking talent into his starting XI following the return of playmaker Adam Lallana.

With Philippe Coutinho back from injury too, it remains to be seen how Liverpool will line up in their tough upcoming fixtures against Southampton, Sevilla and Chelsea.

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What do YOU make of Klopp's humorous message for Liverpool's players? Do YOU think they can now push on into the top four? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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