The Chelsea manager excludes Lukaku from facing Liverpool after his surprise statements

LONDON: Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to be absent from his Chelsea side during the derby against Liverpool next Sunday at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League. Lukaku ignited the anger of his German coach, Thomas Tuchel, after he said in an interview with the newspaper last Thursday about not being happy at Chelsea. On Friday, Tuchel confirmed his anger at Lukaku’s statements, noting that he intends to speak to the Belgian forward, who has joined the squad for 98 million pounds (133 million dollars) and deal with the situation. According to the British news agency (BA Media), Lukaku is expected to miss the match against Liverpool, after his statements to “Sky Sports”, in to which he stated: “I am not happy with the situation and this is normal”. (Dpa)

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