01, 13th, at 23:00 tomorrow night, the 20th round of the Premier League,
Liverpool will travel to the away game against Brighton.
Before the game, Liverpool coach Klopp attended the team’s press conference, where he answered questions from reporters.
About Nunes’ injury
“We’re waiting to see how he’s doing. Even though it’s not a very serious situation, it’s keeping him out of training, so we’ll wait to see how he’s doing. Milner trained yesterday and he’s back in normal training today. But
Firmino is not back in training yet. Bajcetic is back today.”
Regarding whether there will be more signings in the winter window
“I don’t think we need signings, that’s how it is. My job is to use the players we have. No problem, I like the squad that lines up our players. We can’t solve all the problems in the transfer market.
In the dream world, you can buy the players you need.”
“Brighton pass the ball well, it’s true. For us, all the games are very important at the moment. It’s interesting, in the second half of the current season we’ve got two league wins and lost one.
Cup games, drew a cup game and lost a league game. We didn’t like some of the performances (in these games) and we need to improve.”
“Brighton deserve respect. I don’t think anyone underestimates them anymore, who thought their possession numbers would go up after Potter left. We have a chance to beat them and cause them real problems.”
“What a journey we’ve had with him! His dream has come true here, but it’s not over yet. His speed still looks sharp after all these years of getting along and playing. The most important thing is that he always gives it his all
Putting in every game. He’s a perfect match for us.”
About Firmino’s injury
“At first it was estimated that it would take 10-14 days. Then Firmino felt that there were some other new situations and he needed to rest for a longer time. But he is not far from the team training.”
On how Liverpool got back to the top
“How can I say it, it’s been a really good week, obviously we’ve put a lot of effort into it. That’s clear. So, I’m not 100% sure about your question, because I’m German and not British, so I think in these moments
Winning games, that’s very important. The way we play, and the ball-oriented defense, I don’t think it’s a secret. It means whoever plays on the pitch, he should have a good challenge, but if
You lose, you need to summarize your performance and play, and we will go from there. So, I explained it in a very simple way, but it is the way it is.”
“If you don’t win games often there, it might give us a little bit of an impact, which is obviously what we had a lot in the last game. We were there and everything was fine. So, in a pair of
One case where we lost the challenge too easily or didn’t solve it, I don’t know how to explain it but you know what I mean. You can’t win a football game without winning the challenge, that’s absolutely impossible, we did
A game of football that hasn’t been won a lot. It has shown that if we can win more it can be very helpful and that’s what we have to do. My job is to help the players get them into the right spaces
, where they will have a challenge. That’s obviously something we’ve talked about clearly, that’s something we’ve got to do, it’s going to change a lot. Especially now against Brighton, it’s really important.”
What do you think of Brighton’s signings?
“Yeah, they’re smart in their signings. It’s all about assessing whether you need that type of player, when you need a striker, you can’t take a No. 6, it doesn’t correspond. But they do in terms of contact, communication.
Well done. But you can’t follow through without smart decisions.”
talk about potential transfers
“I think I’ve given 6,000 press conferences in Liverpool. If you want to write about this, come on. I have to tell the money story again, really, do I need to tell it again? Why do we have a lot of money but
Still don’t buy players? You know the answer! It’s not that we have too much money and don’t know how to spend it, it’s not that easy, we can’t use injuries as an excuse to explain everything. But transfers are a big deal for the current team
Not a solution.”