Jurgen Klopp delivers verdict on Liverpool FC’s fine start
Jurgen Klopp has his say on Liverpool FC's strong start to the new Premier League season
Jurgen Klopp is pleased with Liverpool FC’s start to the season which has seen his side pick-up maximum points to take them to the top of the table.
Liverpool FC took all three points in a 2-1 win at Leicester on Saturday, but conceded their first goal this season in the process.
Klopp is aware that their success has been built on a fully fit squad and how quickly that can all change over the international break.
“12 points, if someone told me that at the start of the season with fewer goals conceded it is a little better,” he said to BBC Sport.
“The boys go to their international teams, they will hopefully all come back fit to Liverpool then we play the rest of the season.”
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker was at fault for Leicester’s goal as he hesitated over a back pass, but first-half goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino wrapped up the three points.
Mane’s form has come as a surprise as he is outscoring teammate Mohamed Salah and sits joint-top of the Premier League top-scorer standings.
Klopp will be pleased with the healthy competition among his ranks, but the pitfalls of the early international break will mean he is not taking anything for granted.
The international break brings with it a lot of travelling for overseas players based in the Premier League, and the change of surroundings can lead to injury.
Summer strengthening should abate any problems for Klopp should they arise, but the loss of any of their front-three would prove a huge stumbling block for Liverpool FC in their quest for a first title in 30 years.