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|Jurgen Klopp hands West Ham a huge boost ahead of season opener against Liverpool
| sbo222 Jurgen Klopp has admitted World Cup duo Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson are unlikely to line up for the Reds when they take on West Ham in the opening game of the Premier League season at Anfield.Henderson reached the semi finals of the competition with the Three Lions as they were defeated by Croatia in Moscow, a game in which Lovren also played. He went on to the final where his side were seen off by France in the tournament's final game.
The new Premier League season kicks off in less than a months time and the majority of World Cup stars will be given at least three weeks off by the club's to get some rest after a gruelling 2017/18 season and then straight into the World Cup this summer.Both players are now enjoying their breaks and Klopp has admitted to reporters that he does not expect to have either of them available when the Hammers come to Merseyside on August 12.
The German manager said: "It was a hard fight to convince him that he needed a holiday. I knew it would happen. On the phone, I said 'crazy'. sbo222 Jordan needs a holiday, so that means August 5 he will be back."Dejan had a party in Croatia and played a day later (than Henderson at the World Cup), so he will be back on August 6. That would mean five days' training, after three weeks' holiday.
"I hope we are in a situation where we don't need to think about using these two (against West Ham)."The Reds boss did say that another England World Cup squad member in Trent Alexander-Arnold sbo222 is likely to feature, however.West Ham's World Cup stars - Javier Hernandez, Cheikhou Kouyate and Lukasz Fabianski - should all be available for the first game of the season as they are due back at Rush Green next week.