New season, old problems, with Liverpool conceding again the same type of goals they did last season, when everyone agreed that the team were in desperate need of a centre-back.
The Reds kept pushing for Virgil van Dijk all summer, looking at alternatives as well, as it was made obvious that the Dutch defender wouldn’t be joining Liverpool. No good.
We watched all of them 500 million times, and to cool the people down what if the new player doesn’t hit the first ball and he makes exactly the same mistake? A mistake they all made in their life – but it is like, ‘he is a £65 million signing, he will improve’. Why do you think the other one cannot improve? I don’t understand that
Jurgen Klopp told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s home game against Burnley, insisting that the defenders he already has can improve.
It is concentration. It is not a quality thing. But if there’s no-one, no solution out there, and no real quality issue then you have to work on it and that is what we will do
the German manager said, repeating again and again that he wouldn’t sign a new defender just for the sake of signing a new defender, as long as it wasn’t someone he really felt would make a difference at Liverpool.
I believe in trust. I trust people until they give me an opportunity or a possibility not to trust them anymore. That’s how I understand life
Klopp last said, when asked why he keeps backing players who keep repeating the same mistakes.