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Jurgen Klopp methods not to blame for Liverpool injuries - Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has dismissed claims that manager Jurgen Klopp's training methods are to blame for the many injuries that have beset the Anfield club of late.

Klopp's men have seen a rash of injuries hit the team, which at one point this month left him without any of his top four centre-backs -- Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure -- in his squad.

Speaking to the Daily Mail on Monday, Henderson said Klopp's training plan can't be faulted.

"I don't buy it at all, to be honest," Henderson told the outlet. "The amount of games that we have had, you cannot train that much. We play and recover, play and recover, so it is hard to get any kind of training in.

"All we do is tactical stuff. It is intense but I wouldn't say it is intense on the body. It's more mentally that [Klopp] tests you. He wants you to take on board what he wants from you tactically.

Liverpool have been ravaged by injuries of late.

"He wants you to know exactly what he wants from you when he sends you on to the pitch. But I honestly don't see how you could [say] it is because of training that all those injuries have come about.

"We haven't trained enough for them to happen."

Liverpool are preparing for their Capital One Cup semifinal second leg with Stoke on Tuesday. After having won the first game 1-0, Henderson has charged his teammates to win the competition.

"This is crucial," Henderson said. "Especially when you think of what happened against Aston Villa last season in the FA Cup semifinal. We didn't do ourselves justice, by any means.

"It hurt. Not just because of the fact we lost, but because of the way we were beaten. We need to get back to Wembley and put that right. We want to taste what it feels like to win a trophy."

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