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Клопп считает Лигу Наций "бессмысленным" турниром

Premiership.ru - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:30
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Юрген Клопп Наставник "Ливерпуля" Юрген Клопп назвал "бессмысленной" Лигу Наций.

С этого сезона УЕФА решил дополнительно нагрузить международный календарь матчей, создав Лигу Наций — турнир, правила и регламент которого до сих с трудом даются болельщикам.

По мнению Клоппа, в этом соревновании вообще нет смысла. Юрген сетует, что футбольные чиновники игнорируют потребность игроков в отдыхе.

"Вы предпочитаете посещать оперу каждый вечер или раз в два месяца? Я люблю большие турниры, но в какой-то момент необходимо сделать шаг назад".

"Лига Наций — это хорошая идея, но для другого вида спорта, потому что в футболе ей нет места. Я могу то же самое сказать и кофемашине — никому не интересно".

"Разве вы хотите видеть бой Энтони Джошуа каждый вечер? Это невозможно. В других видах спорта, как в американском футболе, есть настоящие, полноценные перерывы", — цитирует Клоппа Daily Mail.

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Jurgen Klopp compares Liverpool’s overworked internationals to Anthony Joshua

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:23

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has again voiced his opposition to the Nations League, arguing there is no room for it in the calendar.


The Reds boss likened the new competition to world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua fighting week after week, or watching opera every night instead of savouring it every couple of months.

However, the German admitted he may as well complain to his coffee machine as no one wanted to hear his views.

“It’s too much in that competition: ‘Proper games, real opponents, it is better than having any friendlies’,” he said.

“That’s all good but you don’t want to see Joshua fighting every second night, it’s not possible. This week he fights in Leeds, next week he fights in Manchester and no-one asked for it.

“Only in football everyone seems to be interested in now having only big competitions where you can get promoted or relegated.

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“Do we want to have opera every night or every two months? I like competition, of course, but at one point someone has to step back and think ‘OK, wait, wait, wait. They are players who play’.

“If they don’t perform I am angry, so how can we make sure they perform? That’s all I wanted to say.

“The Nations League itself is a good idea—do it in another sport because in football there is no space for it.

“I realise already I could have told my coffee machine because no-one is really interested but it is still my opinion.

“We only have highlights now, ‘highlight, highlight, highlight’. Where is the rest? When can we have normal things?”

 Liverpool's Naby Keita arrives before the preseason friendly match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Landsdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

International football, although not the Nations League, saw three of his players return home injured.

Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita came back with hamstring problems while Sadio Mane broke a thumb training with Senegal.

Of the three, Guinea international Keita—who was carried off the artificial pitch in Rwanda on the back of a team-mate on Tuesday—is the only one who will definitely miss the trip to Huddersfield.

Defender Virgil van Dijk’s rib problem, which he had before playing for Holland, will not keep him out, however.

“We’re pretty sure that Naby will not be available. With all the rest, we have to see how it develops,” added Klopp, who said he had no issue with the pitch or the method of Keita’s departure from it.

 Liverpool's new signing Naby Keita during a preseason friendly match between Blackburn Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“I don’t think it is a problem to carry someone on your back; there is a very famous picture from 1974 when a Brazilian player got carried off in the World Cup in Germany. I will not forget that picture because it was nice.

“Do I think it is fair to play the same game on different surfaces? I say yes. It rains, it snows, whatever, it is absolutely OK, but artificial surfaces are not a surface for football.

“I don’t think the injury had anything to do with that. I didn’t even see it, I only saw the situation when he went off and I didn’t look at the grass in that moment.

“In general with African teams, we should make sure each thing we can do to make sure everyone gets the right treatment at the moment they need it.”

 Liverpool's Adam Lallana during a preseason friendly match between Blackburn Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Midfielder Adam Lallana is set to return to the squad for the first time since September 1 after fully recovering from a groin problem.

“Hopefully no one forgot how good he was before his little injury. He is a proper option again,” said Klopp.

“He will play first-team football for Liverpool again and that is the best news. When it will start we will see.”

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Huddersfield v Liverpool preview

Sky Sports - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:20
Naby Keita will not feature for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp faces close friend David Wagner's Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
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Huddersfield v Liverpool preview

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:20
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Naby Keita will not feature for Liverpool at the John Smith's Stadium Naby Keita will not feature for Liverpool at the John Smith's Stadium Naby Keita will not feature for Liverpool at the John Smith's Stadium

Naby Keita will not feature for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp faces close friend David Wagner's Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Guinea midfielder was taken off in the first half of his country's trip to Rwanda in the Africa Nations Cup qualifier on Tuesday and Klopp confirmed he had picked up a hamstring injury.

The Reds manager is also backing Wagner to succeed at Huddersfield despite their poor start to the season, and called another potential survival of relegation a 'third miracle'.

"This year it's a stronger side and stronger football. I speak to Dave [Wagner] most weekends and I think the club is brilliant," Klopp said.

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"There is no reason to be worried about Dave's situation at Huddersfield. This year if he stays in the league he has a hat-trick of miracles."

Wagner also called Saturday's game "special", but said his side are focused on the challenge at hand against a Liverpool team who are unbeaten in the Premier League.

"It's a game I always look forward to," he said. "It's a special game, for me and this football club. We play Liverpool, one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League at our stadium. We will invest everything and we aim to deliver something extraordinary.

Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner are firm friends, having coached together in Germany Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner are firm friends, having coached together in Germany Jurgen Klopp and David Wagner are firm friends, having coached together in Germany

"We are focused and we will try to prepare the team as well as we can. All together we have to show the passion and desire to be ready for this challenge."

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Elsewhere for Liverpool, Mohamed Salah (hamstring) and Sadio Mane (broken thumb) are still in contention despite arriving back at Melwood with fitness issues.

Virgil van Dijk will continue to play with a rib problem, James Milner could feature despite a hamstring injury sustained just before the international break while Adam Lallana is set to feature in the squad for the first time since September 1.

Virgil van Dijk will be monitored ahead of the game Virgil van Dijk will be monitored ahead of the game Virgil van Dijk will be monitored ahead of the game

Philip Billing is hoping to prove his fitness in time for Huddersfield after sustaining an ankle injury while on international duty with Denmark U21s, but has returned to full training and will be monitored.

Isaac Mbenza (knee) will also be assessed, while club captain Tommy Smith (groin), Terence Kongolo (hamstring) and Danny Williams (knee) are out.

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Huddersfield lost both Premier League meetings 3-0 against Liverpool last season, in what were their first league meetings with the Reds since the 1971-72 campaign.

Liverpool are unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions against Huddersfield (W9 D3 L0) and haven't conceded a single goal in any of their last seven against the Terriers.

2:59 Highlights from Liverpool's goalless draw against Manchester City in the Premier League Highlights from Liverpool's goalless draw against Manchester City in the Premier League

Huddersfield have failed to score in any of their four Premier League home games this season - only Everton in 1998-99 have failed to score in any of their first five at home at the start of a Premier League campaign.

Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have lost five of their nine away Premier League games against teams starting the day in the relegation zone (P9 W2 D2 L5) and won none of their last six (W0 D2 L4) since a 6-0 victory at Aston Villa in February 2016.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League games (W10 D5) and are unbeaten in their last nine (W7 D2 L0).

2:57 Highlights from Burnley's draw against Huddersfield in the Premier League Highlights from Burnley's draw against Huddersfield in the Premier League

Huddersfield have fired in a league-low 20 shots on target in the Premier League this season, while only Man City (16) have faced fewer shots on target than Liverpool (21).

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has already hit more goals in nine appearances in all competitions this season (4), than he did in 20 last term for Liverpool and West Brom combined (3).

Merson's predictions

There are a few injury problems for Liverpool to deal with heading to Huddersfield. Jurgen Klopp gets his side playing at such a high tempo and they play pretty much the same team every week so they are always likely to pick up injuries.

They have and it seems they have all come at the same time. However, I still think they'll have too much for Huddersfield. If you are going to have injuries this is the perfect game to have them. You don't want to be playing Manchester United or Chelsea away with an injury crisis.

Liverpool will be too strong for Huddersfield. I just don't see David Wagner's side scoring and that's their problem.

PAUL PREDICTS: 0-3 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

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Клопп о Фабиньо: «Другие игроки на данный момент ...

ЛиверпульФК ру - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:19

Liverpoolfc.ruГлавный тренер мерсисайдцев объясняет ситуации с малым игровым временем бразильца.

Фабиньо, который летом перешел в Ливерпуль из Монако, пока провёл за "Красных" лишь три матча и ни разу не появился в стартовом составе в матчах Премьер-лиги.

На предматчевой пресс-конференции Юргена Клоппа спросили о ситуации с бразильским полузащитником.

"Он близок. Я не видел его десять дней, так что не могу судить о его форме прямо сейчас. Но он очень близок", - ответил наставник мерсисайцдев.

"Мы об этом уже говорили. Ему нужно ко многому привыкнуть. Так бывает со всеми игроками. Не поверите, насколько часто мне приходилось с этим сталкиваться".

"Не люблю пересказывать истории из прошлого, но Илкай Гюндоган, например, не играл в Боруссии около полугода. Разница в том, что Гюндоган был малоизвестным футболистом из Нюрнберга, и никто не просил, чтобы он играл, кроме него самого. Но он не попадал в состав, и мы пережили немало трудных моментов".

"Нужно быть готовым. Мне приходится принимать решение, готов ли тот или иной игрок. Мы уже решили, что Фабиньо – правильный футболист для нашего клуба. Теперь мы идём вместе".

"Проблем нет, но я понимаю, что игроку в такой ситуации некомфортно. Меня это не особо беспокоит".

"Причина одна – сейчас есть игроки, которые в данный момент подходят нашему стилю лучше. Других причин нет. Я действительно много думаю над тем, кто на какой позиции сыграет. Если есть футболист, лучше подходящий на позицию и при этом он свеж, то будет играть этот футболист".

"Новичок команды должен преодолеть этот разрыв между собой и другими игроками. Это всегда занимает время. Как только разрыв закроется, то он сделает нас сильнее. Таков план".

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Клопп о Фабиньо: «Другие игроки на данный момент ...

LiverpoolFC.ru - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:19

Liverpoolfc.ruГлавный тренер мерсисайдцев объясняет ситуации с малым игровым временем бразильца.

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Клопп о Фабиньо: «Другие игроки на данный момент ...

LiverpoolFC ru - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:19

Liverpoolfc.ruГлавный тренер мерсисайдцев объясняет ситуации с малым игровым временем бразильца.

Фабиньо, который летом перешел в Ливерпуль из Монако, пока провёл за "Красных" лишь три матча и ни разу не появился в стартовом составе в матчах Премьер-лиги.

На предматчевой пресс-конференции Юргена Клоппа спросили о ситуации с бразильским полузащитником.

"Он близок. Я не видел его десять дней, так что не могу судить о его форме прямо сейчас. Но он очень близок", - ответил наставник мерсисайцдев.

"Мы об этом уже говорили. Ему нужно ко многому привыкнуть. Так бывает со всеми игроками. Не поверите, насколько часто мне приходилось с этим сталкиваться".

"Не люблю пересказывать истории из прошлого, но Илкай Гюндоган, например, не играл в Боруссии около полугода. Разница в том, что Гюндоган был малоизвестным футболистом из Нюрнберга, и никто не просил, чтобы он играл, кроме него самого. Но он не попадал в состав, и мы пережили немало трудных моментов".

"Нужно быть готовым. Мне приходится принимать решение, готов ли тот или иной игрок. Мы уже решили, что Фабиньо – правильный футболист для нашего клуба. Теперь мы идём вместе".

"Проблем нет, но я понимаю, что игроку в такой ситуации некомфортно. Меня это не особо беспокоит".

"Причина одна – сейчас есть игроки, которые в данный момент подходят нашему стилю лучше. Других причин нет. Я действительно много думаю над тем, кто на какой позиции сыграет. Если есть футболист, лучше подходящий на позицию и при этом он свеж, то будет играть этот футболист".

"Новичок команды должен преодолеть этот разрыв между собой и другими игроками. Это всегда занимает время. Как только разрыв закроется, то он сделает нас сильнее. Таков план".

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'Do we want opera every night?!' - Klopp renews attack on Nations League

Goal.com - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:01

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has renewed his criticism of the Nations League, saying football doesn’t need the new competition in an already packed calendar.

Klopp labelled the tournament “the most senseless competition in the world of football” following his side’s goalless draw with Manchester City a fortnight ago, suggesting the below-par display from both sides was down to fatigue.

Now the German has followed up those comments with another stinging attack in the direction of UEFA, questioning how players can be expected to perform at their best when they have to play so many games.

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A number of Liverpool players, including England duo Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, only had a short break over the summer following their excursions at the World Cup and Klopp feels the new Nations League, introduced as a more competitive replacement for international friendlies, only puts a further strain on players.

Henderson, Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez were called-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for games against Croatia and Spain during the international break while fellow Reds stars Simon Mignolet, Gini Wijnaldum, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri were among those also in Nations League action for their respective countries.

“You don’t want to see Anthony Joshua fighting every other night. That’s not possible. In no other sports - the American football has a real, proper break, “ said Klopp ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

“Basketball they have a summer league. Only football. Everyone wants big competitions where you can get relegated, promoted, playing for something.

“At one point we have to think do we want opera every night, or every two months?

“I like competition but at one point somebody has to step back and think they are players, how can we make sure they perform?

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“The Nations League is a good idea but do it in another sport. In football there is no space for it.”

"I could have just told my coffee machine because nobody is really interested."

Klopp's side are looking to arrest a run of four games without a win when they travel to the John Smith's Stadium, though they do remain unbeaten in the Premier League after eight matches.

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Klopp not ruling out Salah, Mane

Sky Sports - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:56
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are waiting on the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ahead of Saturday's clash with Huddersfield.
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Klopp not ruling out Salah, Mane

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:56
Naby Keita ruled out, Virgil van Dijk has 'no problems' By Danny Gallagher

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A late decision will be made on the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane A late decision will be made on the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane A late decision will be made on the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are waiting on the fitness of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane ahead of Saturday's clash with Huddersfield.

The attacking duo were expected to be doubts for the trip to west Yorkshire, but resumed first-team training this week.

"We had yesterday's session and a few of the boys trained, we'll have to see how they react," said Klopp.

"The only thing we are pretty sure is that Naby [Keita] will not be available with all the rest, we have to see how it develops, that's it pretty much."

One player who looks ready to resume domestic action for Liverpool is Virgil van Dijk, who Klopp confirmed is in good condition.

The £75million defender missed the Netherlands' friendly with Belgium, leading manager Ronald Koeman to suggest he had been playing with broken ribs.

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Klopp would not be drawn on the issue, but acknowledged his star defender had "major problems" he has had to play through.

"You saw when he went off, everybody saw when he went off [against Southampton] that Virgil would not leave pitch without any major problems.

"It's settled pretty quickly but that's how it is. Football players have to play very often with some kind of pain. But it's not too important.

"It's all good, he has no problems with that any more."

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Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-match press conference – Huddersfield Town vs. Liverpool

ThisIsAnfield.com - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:52

Jurgen Klopp has urged his side to keep up their strong form as they prepare to take on Huddersfield Town on their return to Premier League action on Saturday.

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The Reds ended their difficult run of seven games in 23 days with a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Man City, with Riyad Mahrez’s late penalty miss a big let-off.

After heading off for the October international break, Klopp’s squad returned with a host of fitness concerns, not least a hamstring injury for Naby Keita.

But the disparity between league leaders City and relegation candidates Huddersfield highlights a difference in challenge for Liverpool, as they aim for a return to winning ways.

Speaking at Melwood on Friday afternoon, however, Klopp insisted the Terriers should not be considered an easy target.

“They had more possession against Tottenham, maybe people aren’t interested in that but that’s a big step,” he told reporters.

“They stayed in the league last year and this year it’s the strongest side and best football they’ve played so far.

“I speak with Dave a lot, the atmosphere in the club is still brilliant, we need to be ready for a really tough game.

“They defend in different systems, play football and so far they struggle scoring goals, but that’s so far. We have to at least think it’s possible that will change.

“We had yesterday and today and tomorrow we need to be ready, that’s the job.”

 Liverpool's Naby Keita looks dejected after missing a chance during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The manager also discussed Keita’s injury, ruling him out for the weekend, but adding that “we have to see how it develops” with regards to James Milner, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

“We had yesterday’s session, where a few of the boys trained. We have to see how they reacted after that,” he said.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Adam Lallana were also on the agenda as Liverpool head into the weekend looking to keep up the pace with both City and Chelsea—all of which are unbeaten after eight games.

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Jurgen Klopp launches incredible two-minute criticism of Nations League - including Anthony Joshua and coffee machines

LiverpoolEcho.co.uk - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:52

 Klopp launched into a staunch criticism of a competition he has in the past branded as "senseless"

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Jurgen Klopp launches incredible two-minute criticism of Nations League - including Anthony Joshua and coffee machines

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 Klopp launched into a staunch criticism of a competition he has in the past branded as "senseless"

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Новости из лазарета: Ван Дейк, Кейта, Салах, Мане и ...

ЛиверпульФК ру - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:35

Liverpoolfc.ruНаби Кейта пропустит матч с Хаддерсфилдом, участие Салаха, Милнера, ван Дейка и Мане - под вопросом.

Гвинейский полузащитник "Красных" испытывает проблемы с мышцами бедра и пропустит поединок с "Терьерами" на стадионе "Джон Смитс", сообщил Юрген Клопп.

Состояние Милнера, ван Дейка, Салаха и Мане будет оценено перед игрой с Хаддерсфилдом. 

На вопрос - будет ли предоставлена обновлённая информация о состоянии травмированных игроков, босс "Красных" ответил: "На самом деле нет. Вчера мы провели тренировочное занятие, в котором приняли участие несколько игроков. Нам нужно посмотреть, как они отреагируют на это".

"Единственное, в чём я уверен, - Наби Кейта не сыграет. По всем остальным решение будет принято позже. Вот и всё, пожалуй".

Немецкий специалист также сообщил, что Вирджил ван Дейк оправился от повреждения рёбер, которое беспокоило защитника последние несколько недель.

"Вы видели, все видели, как он покидал поле в матче против Саутгемптона. Вирджил не уходил с какими-либо серьёзными проблемами. Он оправился довольно быстро. Футболистам часто приходится играть с болью, так и есть".

"Сейчас всё хорошо, у него нет проблем с этим".

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Новости из лазарета: Ван Дейк, Кейта, Салах, Мане и ...

LiverpoolFC.ru - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:35

Liverpoolfc.ruНаби Кейта пропустит матч с Хаддерсфилдом, участие Салаха, Милнера, ван Дейка и Мане - под вопросом.

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Новости из лазарета: Ван Дейк, Кейта, Салах, Мане и ...

LiverpoolFC ru - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:35

Liverpoolfc.ruНаби Кейта пропустит матч с Хаддерсфилдом, участие Салаха, Милнера, ван Дейка и Мане - под вопросом.

Гвинейский полузащитник "Красных" испытывает проблемы с мышцами бедра и пропустит поединок с "Терьерами" на стадионе "Джон Смитс", сообщил Юрген Клопп.

Состояние Милнера, ван Дейка, Салаха и Мане будет оценено перед игрой с Хаддерсфилдом. 

На вопрос - будет ли предоставлена обновлённая информация о состоянии травмированных игроков, босс "Красных" ответил: "На самом деле нет. Вчера мы провели тренировочное занятие, в котором приняли участие несколько игроков. Нам нужно посмотреть, как они отреагируют на это".

"Единственное, в чём я уверен, - Наби Кейта не сыграет. По всем остальным решение будет принято позже. Вот и всё, пожалуй".

Немецкий специалист также сообщил, что Вирджил ван Дейк оправился от повреждения рёбер, которое беспокоило защитника последние несколько недель.

"Вы видели, все видели, как он покидал поле в матче против Саутгемптона. Вирджил не уходил с какими-либо серьёзными проблемами. Он оправился довольно быстро. Футболистам часто приходится играть с болью, так и есть".

"Сейчас всё хорошо, у него нет проблем с этим".

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Harry Wilson wins Carabao Cup Player of the Round

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:35

On-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson has won the Carabao Cup Player of the Round award.

The 21-year-old helped Derby County claim a memorable victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the third round.

He scored with a sensational free-kick during the 2-2 draw and converted from 12 yards in the subsequent penalty shootout that the Rams eventually won 8-7.

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Harry Wilson wins Carabao Cup Player of the Round

LiverpoolFC TV - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:35
On-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson has won the Carabao Cup Player of the Round award.
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Klopp explains the challenge for Fabinho

LiverpoolFC.TV - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:19

Fabinho must continue to 'close the gap' on his teammates as he competes for a starting place at Liverpool, explained Jürgen Klopp.

The Brazil international has made three appearances in all competitions for the Reds since signing from AS Monaco in the summer but awaits a first chance to begin a game in the Premier League this season.

Ahead of Saturday’s resumption of domestic football with a trip to Huddersfield Town, the manager was asked for an update on Fabinho’s potential opportunities.

“[He is] close,” replied Klopp at his pre-match press conference.

“I didn’t see him for 10 days so that’s not the best thing to judge exactly how he is. But he is very close, he is never far away.

“We spoke about it that he needs to get used to different things – that’s how it is for all the players. I had this situation so often, I can’t believe how often.

“I don’t like to tell too many old stories but Ilkay Gundogan didn’t play [for] half a year [under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund]; the only difference was he was a young player from Nurnberg and nobody asked for him. He asked! He wasn’t in the squad and there were a lot of difficult moments.

“You need to be ready, that’s how it is. At one point I have to make a decision if somebody is ready or not. We’ve already made the decision that he’s the right player for us. Now we have to come together.

“There is no problem but I can imagine in the moment that everybody asks you constantly, ‘Oh, you don’t play’ so the player is not really comfortable. For me, I don’t care too much; I have to explain it.

“But there is only one reason: because another player fits better in the moment. It is one reason, no other. I really think a lot about who plays on which position. As long as always there is a player ahead and is fresh then the other player plays.

“It’s about the new player to close that gap. It always took time and will always take time. But when you close the gap, go and you make us better. That’s the plan.”

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