He said: "The problem is I won't see my players until Friday week.
"I can't sit down with them and show them videos and discuss the goals in detail.
"Then when they come back we are concentrating on playing Liverpool.
"Am I then going to start getting into them about what they did against Arsenal?
"I have to pick them up and be positive about beating Liverpool. It's crazy. What work can you do on the training ground?
"I've got six players for the next weeks and who knows how many of the nine or 10 who are away will come back fit."