Jurgen Klopp has praised Marcus Rashford as the “best example” his team can follow.
Reawaken under Ten Hag, the English forward has scored 18 goals in 31 matches in all competitions.
Rashford was ignored by both the former managers- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Ragnick. He scored only 5 goals in 32 matches last season.
Liverpool’s season has been opposite to last season’s success. The reds won Carabao Cup and FA Cup and were eyeing to win a quadruple of trophies.
But this season, already out FA Cup and sitting Ninth in the Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s clash against Wolves.
“It’s something you have to deal with,”
said Klopp at his press conference on Friday.
“Of course some players didn’t reach the level that have reached for us consistently. One of the best examples is Marcus Rashford, the season he had last year and this year.”
“I’m not sure he can even explain it. That’s how it goes. The time between these two extremes, you have to fight through it.”
Fabinho lost his place to a young midfielder in Klopp ‘s squad
The Brazilian isn’t in the best of his form this season and has lost his place to young Stefan Bajcetic which clearly makes him “unhappy”. Klopp admits –
“There are no arguments or anything like that, He knows that he’s not flying.”
“It’s now really helpful we have Stefan as we need this, the guy who wants to win challenges and protects everyone and plays football. Fabinho for plenty of years has been absolutely brilliant but at moment, it’s not clicking.”
Klopp defended Mohamed Salah as he only scored once in last seven outings.
“Mo hasn’t lost confidence, it’s like all strikers, when it’s going well then it’s going well and they can go through periods like he is,”
“Each striker benefits from settled things, everyone knows that.”
Jurgen Klopp also gave updates about injured players and ongoing recovery.
“Jota had a full session with the team this week. I think he will be pretty much back in training next week. Bobby [Firmino] is getting closer. Luis [Diaz] is running now, that will take a few weeks still.
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