Jürgen Klopp on Porto victory, Curtis Jones and Trent injuries – .

Jürgen Klopp on Porto victory, Curtis Jones and Trent injuries – .

                                Jürgen Klopp a évoqué une nuit de travail satisfaisante pour son équipe alors que Liverpool a enregistré une victoire catégorique 5-1 sur le FC Porto à l'Estadio do Dragao mardi soir pour rester en tête du groupe B de la Ligue des champions.

                                                                <p>Mohamed Salah et le remplaçant en seconde période Roberto Firmino ont marqué des doublés, tandis que Sadio Mane était également sur la feuille de match au Portugal. 

The result allows the Reds to keep two points ahead of Atletico Madrid at the top of Group B after two rounds of matches.

Read on for a transcript of Klopp’s post-match press conference…

On what he liked most about the performance …

That we had a rough start because obviously Porto watched the Brentford game, started pretty straightforward. We struggled a bit at first but that’s the reason we didn’t make a lot of changes, was because I wanted us to find the feedback on the field and sort out the situation there and That’s what we did. From a specific moment we played very good football. We didn’t use our big chances, we used two half chances to score, to lead 2-0. But we had some great football times, we played well against a team that was obviously fighting during some parts of the game because they lost a center-half after or during the Atletico game and the other half. center today after the warm-up. We know better that stuff like that isn’t useful and when you play against us it’s even worse. So we used that. But we really played good football and scored some great goals, but we had even more chances. So everything is going well for tonight.

Highlights: Porto 1-5 Liverpool

On the performance of Curtis Jones …

Curtis played a good game. He had some stomach problems before the game; they told me i had to keep an eye on him but i told him after the game anything, keep it because it was a really good game. He played a very good game, he was everywhere, he was involved in everything. Set up the first goal with a surprising finish, the goalkeeper can not save it. In many other situations he was really there – maybe not as spectacular as the offense, but defensively he played a top notch game. He defended really well, pressed the blind side, a lot of things that I really liked about his performance tonight. So let’s go on, Curtis, it was okay tonight.

On what the current form is doing before the Manchester City clash on Sunday and scoring 20 goals in September …

Unfortunately it wasn’t, but thanks for telling me! We also conceded a few or a few. We play against Man City, I don’t think now it makes too much sense to think too much about how many goals we can score against them. We need a complex and complete performance against them to have one chance and that’s it. But I’m really looking forward to it, looking forward to playing home again after a while. We’ve got to work hard, we’ve had to work hard in every game we’ve had – tonight, last Saturday, just three days ago, it’s really tough. But now we have two more days for the City game which will be useful and then we’ll be fresh again and then give it a go. That’s it.

On the situation with Trent Alexander-Arnold …

So the situation when you play on Saturday and Tuesday, the players who start the game – which Trent obviously did – don’t have practice on Sunday, they have recovery. Monday, the only session we have together, we pretty much get through things. We have meetings and on the pitch, we just show the difference between the opponents, so there wasn’t much intensity in the session. But Trent in the middle of the session still felt his adductor muscle and in that area he now has a small injury. Obviously, when you have something with your muscles, it’s not likely for Sunday – no muscle injury heals that fast. Afterwards, it’s the internationals. I don’t want to make the decision for him but from what I’ve heard I don’t think it will be possible for him to be with the national team – but the others have to decide that in the end . But I hope after that he will be ready again, but we don’t know exactly.



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