Liverpool’s growing injury crisis has been blamed on their intense style.
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Juergen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in October armed with his megawatt smile and a renowned playing style: The so-called "Gegenpressen" approach that was the key to his success in Germany with Borussia Dortmund.Klopp has transferred the physically demanding approach to Anfield and the grueling English football calendar, but there's a growing worry that he is running Liverpool's players into the ground amid the team's hectic schedule of Premier League, Europa League and League Cup matches.Liverpool currently have 11 players injured, six with hamstring problems. The team's injury woes intensified Thursday when playmaker Philippe Coutinho was ruled out until February by Klopp, who is without a senior center-back for the third round of the FA Cup against Exeter Friday – Liverpool's 31st game this season.To combat the injury problems, Klopp has recalled 18-year-old forward Sheyi Ojo from his loan spell with second-tier club Wolverhampton Wanderers and is set to bring back Portugal Under-21 defender Tiago Ilori from his loan stint at Aston Villa.
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