Manchester City have been dealt a considerable blow just a week into the new season, as Kevin De Bruyne faces around three months on the sideline after suffering what his club have termed "a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee".
In spite of City's fairly ludicrous depth, such is De Bruyne's quality the injury comes as a major blow to the first third of City's title defence. De Bruyne will miss big games away to Liverpool and Tottenham, and plausibly the home game against Manchester United, too. Perhaps predictably, De Bruyne's agony has been met by relative glee by the baser elements among supporters of City's rivals.
Jurgen Klopp, however, has a message for anyone to think that De Bruyne's injury is a boost for City's rivals.
Somebody who thinks like that about a situation like that is an asshole.
I'm not like that. First of all I wish him the very, very best. I love this player, I wanted him desperately when I was at Dortmund and when he was at Chelsea. Of course, Jose didn't give him to me!
What a season he played, what a World Cup he played, I really feel for him. They have options of course: they brought in Riyad Mahrez. Nobody needs to worry about Man City and their quality. There's a lot there.
We don't really look at other teams, we try to make the best of our situation.
You can watch Klopp's interview below.[Watch Video]