Sport Klopp: "You know this is a press conference?"
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Jurgen Klopp was fidgety and frustrated and in one of those moods when it is hard to get him to engage. The tipping point came when he was asked about Mohamed Salah scoring his 100th Liverpool goal.The tipping point came when he was asked about Mohamed Salah scoring his 100th Liverpool goal, with a quite beautiful finish. The inquisitor’s intention was to get some kind of positivity from Klopp but this was absolutely not the moment.
Although Liverpool are the clear favorites, Jürgen Klopp warns against underestimating Midtjylland. Before the Champions League duel in Anfield, he therefore has some advice to the Danish journalists.
Five years ago Jürgen Klopp wanted to take a closer look at the "very interesting project" at FC Midtjylland, "but then I signed in Liverpool". Since Sunday he has been "in the picture", as he says.
Before the Champions League duel in Anfield on Tuesday, Liverpool's coach studied numerous videos about the Danish champions. His conclusion: "They are good, they are really good." And that Midtjylland had its very first Champions League game in the sand? "The 4-0 win against Atalanta wasn't 4-0. You were right in the game."
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"Think faster than others": For Klopp, Midtjylland is the proof.
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For years, the club, which was founded in 1999, has been "bothering" (Klopp) with its holistic based on statistics Approach the local top teams. For Klopp the proof: "If you think faster or differently than others, many things are possible. If you just try differently, you can make big leaps."
How will Liverpool, which in addition to the long-term injuries around Virgil van Dijk will have to do without Thiago, Naby Keita and Joel Matip, approach the first meeting? When a media representative asked this on Monday, Klopp laughingly refused to answer: "Sorry, this is not private here. You know this is a press conference?"
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The Reds were due to make the switch at the end of last season but delays to construction, caused by coronavirus and social distancing measures, held up the move. The club sold Melwood for £10m but ensured they had the option to stay for the 2020-2021 campaign in the event of unforeseen circumstances. According to The Athletic, Jurgen Klopp approved the decision to make the move mid-season with the manager keen for it to happen during the next international break.
"You obviously have to work a little on your self-confidence"
At least he then revealed that Midtjylland has "different styles", "sometimes more, sometimes less directly in the structure of the game", plays "sometimes pressing, sometimes long balls" and in general "Very experienced defenders, strong midfielders, speed on the wings and physicality in front". "You have a clear plan, but we have one too." Under no circumstances does he want to underestimate his opponent, even if a Danish journalist himself called him a "small club from a small country". "Ladies and gentlemen from Denmark", replied Klopp: "You obviously have to work a little on your self-confidence because we don't see you as such a small club. We see you as a real opponent in this group!"
No club is in the group stage "because they come from a beautiful city or whatever, but because they earned the right to do so in the preseason". And it was only on Saturday that Midtjylland won the top game at Brondby after a 2-0 deficit, 3-2 and moved up to second place. "You're good again," said Klopp. "You're not going to wave the white flag."
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