Jürgen Klopp’s pre-match press conference | Sheffield United

Jürgen Klopp’s pre-match press conference | Sheffield United


– Morning, Jürgen.
– Morning. Can we start with team news? Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, is there an
update on the progress of Alisson? Um, yeah. Both trained yesterday,
Sadio completely normally. No issues. And Ali is on a good way. He did yesterday [Thursday], not with us
but with the goalie coaches, a full session, so [he’s] getting closer and closer. We will see, now we have to talk
to the medical department. So Ali looks like he is close but the final word
is with the medical department obviously, because we have to ask
how it is exactly, but that’s it. Ali is not in contention for tomorrow, it looks like maybe he can train with
the team maybe from Sunday on. We don’t know 100 per cent,
but he’s really close. Nothing else actually, I don’t think. Shaq? Oh, yes. No, Shaq is not ready yet,
he’s doing rehab. Millie had a knock in his back
against MK Dons, early in the game. It looked a bit… ..awkward after the game,
but he should be good. Curtis Jones is another knock, but that’s it. BLEEPING – One is not recording anymore?
– Ignore that. They’re recording? Who, them, or…? This weekend sees
the FIFA Best Men’s Coach of the Year against the LMA Manager of the Year,
in Chris Wilder. He was full of praise for you
in his press conference yesterday, what have you made of the job
he’s done at Sheffield United? Some of the tactical innovations
and the way they’ve started the season. Oh, it’s incredible, what Chris is doing there. I’m looking forward to meeting him,
to be honest – it’ll be the first time we see each other. In the analysis period you always
see a lot about the team, it’s really interesting what they do,
they do really well in the system they play, really aggressive, good pressing
and then when they have the ball there’s this slightly interesting pattern when
the centre-halves overlap whoever is there, the winger or whatever.
That’s interesting. I’m four years in England now nearly, and I don’t know everything about
the other clubs historically, but it seems to be a big club obviously
and they deserve being in the league. Since I’m here I’ve followed
the Championship a lot and I know how competitive the league is. Going up the way they did, against the teams
like Leeds and Derby last year, it’s a big one. For sure, a really great coach
and I’m looking forward to facing his team. 15 Premier League wins in a row now,
what does that do for the mentality of the group, is there almost an expectation
that the players feel they’ll win every game? Almost a feeling of invincibility
in the Premier League? No, we don’t think about it. The only moment when even I think about it
is in the press conference, or press conferences, because nobody
mentions it, we don’t think about it, it’s just the next game, and that’s
how we won a few of the last games. Thank God we lost from time to time in
the Champions League or in other cups, so we still know how it feels –
that’s really important, if you want to change things after
you lose a game or whatever. But we just want to go to Sheffield and make
their life as uncomfortable as possible, that’s the plan. Maybe we are considered as a top
team but we don’t want to behave like one. Playing, if possible, yes, but fighting
like a proper challenger, that’s it, because I don’t see any reason why
there should be any advantage apart from playing in their own stadium. Is it allowed that they
fight more than us? No. Is it allowed that they
run more than us? No. Is it allowed that they
just do more than us? No. So we have to be there absolutely spot-on,
that’s the plan, we tried to make sure with
how we planned the week that the boys will be ready for that game, so now we go there, and how I said,
for me the first time, and, yeah, really looking forward to it. Because of how Adrian is getting more
and more settled in to the way you do things, has that taken a bit
of the pressure off Alisson? That you don’t have to
push him or rush him back. Yeah, of course, that made everything easier. Imagine it would have been different, we
would have asked for Ali after a week – “OK, you’re limping, don’t care!” But Adrian did – and is doing – a brilliant job. So, yes, that makes everything easier
100 per cent. So that’s why I said, but it’s important
with injuries anyway that you don’t rush it,
and we really try to never do it. But if you have no other option in the position then you maybe cut a couple
of days off the rehab time, but we don’t really like to take risks. So, we will see when he’s ready,
until then Adrian is our goalie and so far he did really well. Chris Wilder was probably
half-joking yesterday when he said they’d probably have
to have 10 or 11 defenders tomorrow… We need to have 10 or 11 defenders! Cos that’s generally your ethos anyway,
isn’t it? All 11 defend from the front. Everybody’s responsible
for everything, easy as that. So that’s how football is,
when the other team has the ball I don’t see any reason why someone
should not be involved in defending. If you are played over,
you can chase the guy from behind. That’s the plan, that’s normal. But hopefully we have the ball a lot and then
we have to do some things with it. We play against a compact formation, but they are smart enough,
they don’t only defend. The goalkeeper is pretty long
in his goal-kicks, so it’s clear where a lot of the challenges
will be for second balls, that’s already close to our goal. We have to be really aware, these second-ball
fights in football are now so important and it’s all about being ready, having
the right level of aggressiveness and stuff. That’s so important
and that’s what we need to show there. It’s not only about football – playing around
and playing in behind. It’s a complex job to do, but it’s not the first
time we played against a team like this. Sheffield are working together
for a while now, you see everything is settled, they know what they do –
it’s quite impressive. Eight points at this stage
of the Premier League, I think they would have bought that easily. And they will go for 11 in this
game, 100 per cent. It’s their stadium. We want to make sure that if,
then it must be the most difficult way. Jürgen, has Alisson’s recovery
been quicker than you expected? When you spoke about
the seriousness of it at the time. No, I’m not a doctor,
I take the information they give me. It was serious, obviously, but about the time, what we expected
I don’t know, actually, anymore. It’s just in the last two weeks
he progressed really, really well, so credit to the medical department,
obviously they did a good job with him, they waited long enough until
they started proper training with him again, and then he could really go step by step. But I have no clue anymore how long
we said it would be. Do you know? I think you said it was a couple
of months or something. A couple of months?
How long has he been out now? A couple of months. LAUGHTER Thanks, Mike(!) Yeah, nice, thank you very much. Yeah, spot-on. We’ve spoken a lot about Virgil van Dijk
and what a fabulous time of things he’s had since he’s been at Liverpool,
won various awards, if you look at his partner
at the moment, Joel Matip, he’s really progressed over the period
of time since he’s come into the team. What do you think has made the difference
for Joel? Because he’s probably playing… the best and most consistent
form for Liverpool, and he just appears to have matured now.
What do you think has made the difference? That’s what happens in football,
that’s what happens with human beings, with the challenges you have. In an ideal world you grow with it,
but Joel was always an incredible talent, he played as an 18-year-old boy
for Schalke in the Bundesliga already, so that’s not that easy. Maybe the respect in England
for the Bundesliga is not too big, but it’s a strong league and he played there
and was always a standout for them. A real fixed point in their defence,
very early in his life. And then you lack a bit of consistency,
that can happen, especially with his physical… On one side it’s a strength,
on the other there are issues, I’m tall as well, so that doesn’t always
look sensational when we move! So that’s what you have to learn,
to deal with all these things, but of course he grew and developed
with the team, like we all did, and in a world of big transfer fees, signing
a player like Joel Matip on a free transfer is… That’s incredible, it was maybe one of
the best pieces of business we’ve done in the last years. So, all good,
they played together but it’s not… When Joel played and Dejan played,
not only with Virgil but when they played they are
really, really good players, and we have no issue
in that position – thank God. That doesn’t mean they are perfect and don’t
make mistakes, they will make mistakes, but really not too often, and in the best case
we then sort it with the others. But, yes, Joel is in a really good moment,
long, long, long may it continue, that would be really cool. How much has the performance at MK Dons
in midweek of Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Ki-Jana Hoever and others
maybe given you food for thought that they could be closer
to playing Premier League football maybe quicker than you anticipated? No, I think they are ready
for that, that’s always clear, but you need to
find the right moment. And they have to learn and develop a lot. Yes, it was really wonderful,
a lot of situations were really nice, I think for Harvey, he was the most obvious
with the things he did on the pitch, the two chances he had, or three chances,
unlucky with the crossbar. But, no, we were not
in doubt about these boys, we know exactly what we want to do
with them and what we expect from them. But the best news is they
have all the time in the world and they are part of a really strong squad. It means it’s not easy
to come into a team like this, but they are as close as
they have to, that’s really cool, and we work a lot and work hard with them
that they can make the next steps, but what they need to bring is,
they have to be patient. But you see when you let them off the leash, they are nice for some
really nice football things. That was the plan before, so it’s nice to have
them, but a long way to go because we don’t prepare them
for one Premier League game, we prepare them for a Premier League career, in the best way at LFC,
and that’s what we want. So, still a few steps to go,
no problem with that, but really nice signs
on Wednesday, that’s true. How important is Wednesday night,
giving game time to players who have not been on the pitch that much? Because frustration can start to grow. It’s very important, and as I said
we have a really strong squad, and the most important thing for a player
is that he doesn’t lose confidence. That’s normal, you lose rhythm
if you don’t play for three or four weeks, if you cannot build on the last game
and the last game, and I think we could see that
a little bit in the game, but on the other side it’s really very important
that the boys stay confident, because in the moment when you’re
a member of this squad, you have to be confident. Only about the fact that you’re part of it,
because we only have really strong players, so it was cool that we could do that. We will do that as long as possible,
it depends on the injury situation and stuff but we really try to keep them all on track. Frustration is not so much an issue, because it’s a professional footballer’s life,
you have to do everything, and sometimes you get nothing
in the aspect that you’re not in the line-up or you’re not even on the bench,
that’s part of the deal actually. But, yes, rhythm-wise
it was very, very important. James Milner was influential in that game, I’m just wondering how important
his role is within the wider squad and how important it is to get him
tied down to a new contract? Millie is unbelievably important, I have no
problem to say it again and again but I said it a couple of times. He is Mr Professional, that’s how it is. He is very, very serious
in all the things he’s doing but still a funny guy in the dressing room. In a game like MK Dons, for example,
you go there and play with five kids, that’s good and nice, and you then have
six first-team regulars on the pitch. And the others didn’t even travel. It could be kind of a feeling of, “Oh, we play
MK Dons, nice, thank you very much, boss…” But there’s no chance
in the team as long as guys like James or Adam [Lallana] or Hendo – if he
would have been involved – are in the team, because from the first moment –
“If we are here, we give our everything.” He is a role model for all the young boys –
and not only for the young boys. He had an exceptional career so far, I think we celebrated a couple of weeks ago, 500 games in the Premier League
or something? It’s not too long ago, I think. And he looks like he has a few more years
in the locker, that’s really good. But contract situations, not even when we
talk about Millie, do we talk about it here. That’s how it is, but we are
really happy to have him.

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  2. Saludos desde Mexico. esperemos que siga manteniendose como el mejor equipo del mundo. con su gran inteligencia

  3. It might seem an easy opponent but liverpool love winning the hard way and i am proud of it..all it matter is getting the three point..COYRs..get in..ynwa

  4. Great results on Wednesday in EFL cup now tomorrow early kick off against newly team Sheffield United Liverpool 5-1 come on you reds ynwa LFC

  5. obvious questions,obvious answers every press conference,,isant it about time they just asked managers to just talk about what they think is relevant ynwa

  6. Great to have a manager, who gives time to injuried players, to come back in 100% condition 😉😁
    Outstanding!!!
    Not many managers do that. Well done, Kloppo👌👌👌
    Come on, reds… 3 points and a clean sheet, then i'm more than happy 😁
    YNWA
    Viking 🇩🇰

  7. our habitual hilarious Klopp with some glimpses of humour alternated with a clear ability to hit any point about our team and squad current infirmary and shape condition, happy to see some of our lads hit by some knocks here and there almost at full availability, to not say that some of them will be ready and raring to go tomorrow afternoon, can't wait to see our lads back to rule the Blades 29 years after our last Bramall Lane riot and keep claiming our bettered chances to stand in the driving seat to our title run in,
    We Go Again
    UP THE REDMEN!!!!

  8. ..NO!!!
    You SHOULD have Started by WISHING Mr KLOPP- MANY CONGRATULATIONS for been VOTED THE WORLD'S BEST Manager, That Should have been Your 1st question- Mr press Man!!!

  9. I am a Blades and I am really looking forward to this match, we have the best manager we have ever had in my lifetime, we are doing okay were holding our own, plus I have always liked Liverpool and Klopp is a great manager, one bit of advice though Jurgen you never refer to us as just Sheffield, there are two clubs here although we don't mention the other lot but we are Sheffield United, so in future its Sheff Utd!..

  10. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate that Milner got injured about 20 mins in and still played the way he played absolute machine

  11. Another outstanding quote from Jurgen Klopp ''we don't prepare players for one game but for a football career wow '' The guy never stop to impress me more and more…

  12. I hear Milner offered a new contract, guy will be 35 when his contracts up. He hasn't offered as much this season. I love the lad but lets look into the early future get James Maddison who's more creative than all our midfielders. We look at City they have creative midfielders DE BRUYNE who feeds his wingers and strikers, we have Fabinho, Hendo and Gini who put in the shift, now Naby and Ox back. Yes his got experience but we need fresh legs who can feed our front 3 with passes. January lets get Maddison before other teams go in for him and a backup LB and we will surely be fighting to the end. Mili will end his season at 34 thats a great achievement. Maddy in. YNWA

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