The Reds were very good at Belrin’s Olympic Stadium to beat local side Hertha 3-0, and their coach was visibly thrilled after the game, not just about how the 90 minutes had gone, but about the bigger picture at Liverpool at the moment.
I think players like this understand each other. It’s a good thing with having players of this quality. I was pleased but it was what I expected
Jurgen Klopp first said, talking about the partnership between Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s main figures in this friendly win in Germany.
The new players are maybe better than people thought they will be
the German then said, referring to Dominic Solanke (scorer of one of the three goals), and Andrew Robertson. Klopp didn’t stop there though, seeing positives.
I think we said early that we want to build on the squad from last year, and that’s what we’ve tried to do. For the moment, we’re really happy. We don’t have many injuries now, which is the best news and if we can stay fit, we can be very strong
the Liverpool manager said, conscious though of the fact that the Reds will be facing even stronger opponents the coming season.
Unfortunately, the other teams are also really pretty strong in England, so we have no choice but to be at our highest
the German coach said.