The Sunday Times have a feature of new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, and the quotes from the German manager hint that he’s already getting a little bit frustrated at Anfield.
Klopp has managed two draws in his opening two games with Liverpool: a 0-0 draw at Tottenham last weekend, followed by a 1-1 draw at Anfield against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.
Liverpool return to action today with a home match against Southampton in the Premier League, and Klopp is calling on his team to put in some hard work.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, the 48-year-old German expressed his belief that many people on Merseyside are blindly hoping that Liverpool will somehow turn a corner to success.
Klopp has dismissed that approach, demanding that only hard work will see Liverpool get out of their current plight. The German boss is quoted saying:
Football is like normal life, if things don’t work you have to try again, try again, try again…[the answer] is always to try it more often and then you get more confidence.
The common situation is something you see [at Liverpool now], everyone is waiting for this one moment when everything changes. We have to be prepared for work and it’s not only one moment.
If you are not prepared, you change the situation for one moment, then the next moment it was the same as before. We need, together, to get a new confidence and new kind of spirit because I see a hard-working team and, in many situations, a team with inspiration, but not over the whole 90 minutes.
A copy of the article is below.