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Klopp misses Liverpool training, visits hospital due to illness

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Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has missed training with the Reds on Wednesday to attend a hospital appointment.

Klopp, 50, is said to have gone to hospital after feeling unwell overnight on Tuesday and then being advised by Liverpool’s medical staff to seek further testing.

Liverpool’s website said their German manager may have to miss further training sessions in the coming days ahead of their game against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com).

Below is the statement from the club in full.

Jurgen Klopp has attended a hospital appointment today as a precautionary measure, after feeling ill.

He is being assessed by doctors and will be absent from training on Wednesday as a result. There are currently no plans for Jurgen to remain in hospital beyond his appointment and he will therefore return home this evening; however, he may require further check-ups in the coming days.

The club urges that the privacy of Jurgen, his family and other patients is respected while attending hospital visits.

Klopp, along with his players, was due to attend the premiere of the Kenny Dalglish biopic ‘Kenny’ on Wednesday, but he will no longer be in attendance and it is unknown if he will take training at Liverpool’s Melwoodd training base on Thursday.

The nature of Klopp’s illness has not been specified.

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