Jurgen Klopp was impressed together with his facet’s character within the face of adversity, however had dangerous information on Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s early substitution.
Listed below are 4 key factors from Klopp’s post-match press convention…
Battle and character
This sport was not as simple as marketed, however Klopp highlighted his facet’s character:
“Actually difficult afternoon, however then it’s about character – and the boys confirmed precisely what was wanted.”
The boss additionally weighed in tactically, surmising that “we began too in a rush, too direct, then we couldn’t get the ball again.”
Fortunately the analysts noticed the issue and confirmed the group the answer.
“Additional evaluation” wanted however Trent “felt one thing”
Klopp additionally confirmed that Alexander-Arnold’s knee damage recurred within the first half.
“He felt there…[his foot] obtained caught on the grass,” the supervisor defined. “Additional evaluation wanted, however we are going to see.”
It was a bitter blow on a day that the vice-captain set a brand new help file for defenders within the Premier League.
Why Gravenberch didn’t play
Klopp praised his facet’s potential to get a consequence regardless of a decimated squad, labelling it “a very good consequence, excellent – in addition to the Trent state of affairs.”
He went on to element a number of the absentees: “We misplaced Joey with the flu, Ali we are going to see, and earlier than the sport, Ryan felt a bit bit someplace.
“They informed me then he’s wonderful, however you can not convey a participant [on] who felt one thing warming up.
“We now have to get well shortly, and hopefully quite a lot of the boys will likely be again for the following sport, as a result of we want them clearly.”
Jones at right-back!
Klopp additionally highlighted Curtis Jones‘ stint as an emergency right-back, asserting that he did “exceptionally effectively.”
The boss referred to a change in system after the break, supposed to “make it so simple as potential for him” in order that Jones didn’t need to “play inverted and take into consideration all of that.”
Alexander-Arnold had began to seek out some pleasure out vast anyway, and the way in which Jones slotted into that place clearly happy his supervisor.
Ought to he have to, Jones could possibly be an possibility on the again when Liverpool tackle Brentford subsequent Saturday.
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