Klopp: If Liverpool Stays Smart, We Will Be Successful

Jurgen Klopp believes the key to success at Liverpool is being smart and utilising the talents at the club.

Liverpool has started the season quite well, garnering seven points from three matches and have bolstered the team with the addition of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Coutinho’s return is expected.

Klopp admits the new signing will provide competition, but plans to use the depth of the squad to his advantage.

“You have to accept at the beginning of the season that I cannot keep all the players happy each second of the day,” he told a pre-match news conference ahead of facing Manchester City.

“In the dressing room, we had a little meeting and spoke about this. If you look left, if you look right, there’s pure quality.

“If we are smart enough to use this quality, it is possible we can be successful this season.

“This makes it easy for me. It’s always a decision for one game. We made a few changes against Crystal Palace – it was a different performance, but it was really good and good enough to win the game.

“Football will hopefully change in the next few years so that, after a few games, we give them a little rest and say we don’t need football this weekend.

“At the moment, we need to be ready all the time and that means we need more players. That means we have to rotate to keep the intensity levels up and minimise the risks of injuries.

“Nobody should play 60 games in a season. If you use a player all the time, you are accepting injuries. We have to adapt.”

NAIJAXTREME, MD, USA

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