Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he has faith in the squad and the time they are taking to adopt to his methods are “normal”, ahead of their League Cup tie against Bournemouth.
The German was installed as the new manager at Anfield following a rather indifferent start by Liverpool FC to the new season, leading to sacking of manager Brendan Rodgers.
However, things have looked far from changed following Klopp’s arrival.
Klopp feels time taken by players “normal” to adjust to his methods
Liverpool FC have drawn all three games they have played under Klopp so far, with the impact of the German minimal so far.
However, Klopp is completely calm and speaking ahead of the Bournemouth game, he was quoted saying by ESPN FC:
“I think it’s more a problem with my language. I don’t have enough words to make the small differences between words and meaning.
“I really don’t have problems. How I understand it is, if we bring new information, if you were at this level, then you go a step down and then it goes in the other direction.
“That’s pretty normal. It’s the time you need to change your movements and all these things. I’m surprised how big the steps are that we did.
Klopp has faith in the squad
Emitting more positive response, the German went on to add that he has complete faith in his squad to deliver results.
“Everybody can see we need the results. We had results, not the most satisfying in the world. We didn’t have the easiest opponents to play against.
“If you are new in a club, normally you have more time, but if you don’t you have to accept that the way is hard.
“We have a very important competition every three days and we have to find a solution. My faith in this team is really big. It’s a really good working atmosphere in this squad.
“If someone hoped (the changes) would be quicker then I’m sorry but I think it’s not better that you win the first game and don’t know why. It’s important we find a way to win games in the future and know why, then we know we will get better.”
Liverpool FC will hope to get their first win under the German in the bag, with Bournemouth visiting Anfield. However, the Reds lack of a top quality forward may come back to haunt them big time.
Divock Origi, while young and hardworking, has looked too bereft of the quality needed if the Reds are to consistently win games – something they have struggled for the entire season.
He will need to step up his game considerably if Liverpool FC are to win the game against an opponent, only one of three they have beaten this season.