Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refuses to kick up a fuss about his team’s slow start in the Premier League. The first match of the season saw Liverpool held to a 2-2 draw by newcomers Fulham. Liverpool had to come twice from behind to draw the match. It was a poor display for Liverpool’s standard and understandably, Klopp was critical of the poor display by his players.
However, Klopp is confident that the squad will have got the message and will look to improve their tidings. When asked if the matter had been addressed properly, Klopp said:
“Addressed? Of course, after the game directly. With my English, I’m not sure if ‘attitude’ is the right thing. But we had a slow start, I didn’t like the start at all. I saw then the attitude to fight back but that’s a different thing. It’s better you have a high-intense, high-concentrated, lively start in a football game than not. So if I make now a big fuss of it and talk every day about it, imagine that? That would be strange as well. We try to make sure we are ready for this game. We were more often ready than not and that’s what we have to be again, nothing else. Having a slow start doesn’t mean you have to start slow all the time or you will never do it again. But it’s a sign – use it as information, change it and go from there.”Jurgen Klopp as reported via thisisanfield.com
Darwin Nunez keen to start for Liverpool
Darwin Nunez will be looking to make his first start for Liverpool in the next match against Crystal Palace. The Uruguayan came off from the bench in the second half of the Fulham game and scored a goal and had an assist for the second goal in the match. The Uruguayan player has made quite an impression on Klopp. Moreover, Klopp said that he liked the partnership that Nunez and Salah have struck in the Liverpool forward line. Klopp said:
“It’s a cool partnership, definitely. It’s two players who are determined to score and be in the decisive areas. I mean behind the line, wherever the line is. It is very helpful. Mo (Salah) is in a really good moment and Darwin is settling in.”
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