Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Klopp backs Van Dijk to grow after captaincy decision

Klopp backs Van Dijk to grow after captaincy decision

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has already accepted that he has quite an impossible task on his desk on Saturday as his side faces a high flying Liverpool.

His powerful running from deep in midfield helped the Reds maintain the pressure on Crvena Zvezda and kept Liverpool on the front foot, and the Kop faithful will now be looking forward to seeing more of their new man from Monaco in future games. I like it a lot and I'm happy for him. It will be a big pleasure to meet him.

'It would be so cool if that was true but it is not and they will try everything.

'My respect for the Championship grows every day, it is such a hard league and he looks like he could do whatever he wants.

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Choosing Liverpool to win, Liverpool to lead at half-time, Over 1.5 Goals and Cardiff to score Under 0.5 Goals would see us collect should the Reds lead at half-time and full-time by a scoreline of 2-0 or more without conceding.

"It's never very lively, 'you go there, you go there, you run there, you block here...' and at the end everybody is so cold!"

"I think the front three is as good as any in the world". Markjo Grujic played there past year (on loan) and told us a bit about him.

"They deserve all our respect and they will get it".

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Jordan Henderson is the current club captain with James Milner vice-captain.

But, more importantly for Liverpool fans hoping to see an end to their club's 29-year wait to be crowned champions of England again, the Brazilian's emergence offers yet more hope that Klopp is assembling a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League trophy, with the Reds now level on points with leaders Manchester City.

The youngster has mainly featured alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence, helping the club to their best ever start to a season defensively. "They decided Virgil and Gini Wijnaldum. But no, it was the players' decision".

'It was not my decision, ' Klopp said. "I'm not in doubt, he was not in doubt, but if you constantly ask about it, then it's like something obviously is wrong", said the German.

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"This group obviously stays exciting until the end, that was I thought pretty clear immediately after the draw, but you can not do more than win your own games, and then the situation changes in your favour. It was, for sure, not the last time we use it in this way". I heard people were excited of the performance of Fabinho and I can imagine that, it was really good.

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