Response from Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was very pleased with the outing from his facet, as he continues to rotate the lineup however the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez have been all given longer runs out this time.
“We have been way more compact right this moment. We nonetheless performed actually good soccer – which we did in opposition to United as effectively. We scored twice, which we didn’t do. It was a transparent step in the precise route and that makes me actually completely happy,” Klopp stated.
“It’s our second sport and we’ve to work loads within the subsequent 4 weeks, I’d say particularly, to organize the remainder of the season. There are already Premier League video games however anyway we’ve to make use of the time as a result of from mid-September on we won’t have time to coach anymore as a result of we simply play then each three days.”
“That’s why it’s so essential that we get by means of these form of issues; that some gamers had 45 minutes, it was proper for them, others half-hour. They may have been capable of play somewhat bit longer as effectively however I actually wished to provide the younger boys a chance as effectively to play on this unbelievable ambiance as a result of they do every part with us, they’re always with us after which within the second like this the place it’s actually gratifying to play soccer, we would go away them out? I didn’t need to have that, that’s why they got here on. Thus far, so OK.”
Nonetheless, there are a couple of damage issues to key gamers as Diogo Jota, Joe Gomez and Alisson have been all lacking for the victory in opposition to Palace, whereas Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got here off with an damage within the first half.
“Diogo is a priority. With Diogo it’s a muscle once more,” Klopp advised LFC TV in Singapore. “Joe, no. Joe is only a precaution and never any form of risk-taking is price it. He’s actually good within the pre-season to date; he felt somewhat bit right here and there so we stated, ‘OK, then he’s out.’ Ali isn’t cool as effectively; it won’t be too lengthy however every day Ali isn’t concerned is already too lengthy, to be sincere.”
After the sport Klopp added the next replace.
“After all it’s very disappointing for us as a result of Oxlade educated on a regular basis very well for the reason that pre-season began,” Klopp stated. “It occurred clearly with Ox prior to now when it will get extra intense and one thing can occur. Now that is only a muscle factor and that’s OK. We had worse conditions, so I’m OK with it. I don’t know precisely how lengthy it should take however he can be again after which it’s all superb. He’s clearly a top-class participant and he can assist us.”
“Ali, he feels a muscle, belly. It’s nothing critical however, once more, we put together a full season. So he can prepare however simply not like earlier than, so he shouldn’t play within the second. Not regular goalie coaching however he has a pre-season, so he doesn’t lose time,” Klopp stated. “However yeah, these form of issues occur. The boys must journey loads and prepare and also you by no means know precisely. It’s solely little issues, nothing critical however we’ve to watch out as a result of the remainder of the season is for much longer than the beginning.”
The problems to Jota and Alisson are somewhat worrying for Liverpool and Klopp can be eager to wrap his stars in cotton wool over the approaching weeks as they put together for one more title push each within the Premier League and UEFA Champions League in 2022-23.