Published: Sun, November 25, 2018
Life&Culture | By Mildred Hamilton

Mane 'statement' a marker of Liverpool's progress, says Klopp

Mane 'statement' a marker of Liverpool's progress, says Klopp

If I don't say anything about their work in the last two games then I will not do it in the rest of the season'. We really controlled it today.

"In similar games previous year, we were not that convincing".

He said: 'To explain how difficult it is to prepare for a game like this is hard. I know you always expect perfection but we had exactly one session to prepare for this game because the players came back on Thursday (after worldwide duty).

"At 2-0 up, [going forward] it wasn't too smart, but we wanted to win and keep the clean sheet as well". It is hard. Controlling it, staying in that mood, being positive in a situation, that's new for us and I like it a lot.

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"It was still good".

Shaqiri presented Georginio Wijnaldum with a clear chance from a free-kick in the first half, only for the Dutchman to botch an attempted volley from 15 yards. "I don't know anything about the case so, what happens, I can't say anything", Klopp added.

"The only criticism I could ever have of Sadio is that maybe at times he is the only one not to see just how good he is - but as an attacking player he is the complete package".

"You play in a defensive-midfield situation and I don't know how many challenges Hendo had or situations where he had to be closing the player or space". That was not brilliant in the first half, we could have changed the rhythm much more often and we had to change it much more often.

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But this afternoon's game with the Hornets precedes a big week for Jurgen Klopp's troops, who face a crunch clash away to PSG on Wednesday before the Merseyside derby at home to Everton. Because Watford could have been awarded a penalty when the score was 0-0, as Will Hughes went down in the box after Andy Robertson waved a stray foot at him.

"We tried to do our best but after scoring the first goal, with more spaces, they are very risky". Javi Gracia said: 'In the last two games I think we have been unlucky with some decisions.

"It was a closer game than the scoreline but they are a very good team and they are able to do this".

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