Jurgen Klopp: How I’d rate my start at Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his start at Anfield has been nothing more than OK
Jurgen Klopp says he would describe the start of his Liverpool reign as nothing more than “OK”.
The Reds are in sixth place and six points behind joint Premier League leaders Leicester City and Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s trip to Newcastle United.
Until now it’s been OK. I’d really like to change my personality but I can’t forget this ****ing loss against Crystal Palace!
Liverpool have also secured their place in the Europa League last-32 draw, whilst the Reds face Southampton at St Mary’s in the League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.
The Merseyside outfit have also beaten defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and thrashed title favourites Manchester City at The Etihad.
However, Klopp admitted that Liverpool’s surprise 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at Anfield last month has tainted the former Borussia Dortmund manager’s start to life as Reds manager.
“Maybe we could have done better so far, but it is OK,” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“We are not even halfway into the season. We have not had a long time together.
“I think we are giving the players as much information as we can. Every day, if I tell them all things I know, for sure it would be too much. It is all about timing. The right amount of information is very important.
“We don’t want them going on to the pitch with their papers thinking ‘what is point three?’. We are just looking for the next step.
“Until now it’s been OK. I’d really like to change my personality but I can’t forget this ****ing loss against Crystal Palace! If we had won this maybe then I would have said it was more than OK.”
Liverpool have lost just once in 11 games in all competitions since Klopp took over the reins of the Merseyside outfit from Brendan Rodgers following October’s goalless draw at Goodison Park.