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Klopp uses Messi & Ronaldo to defend Liverpool’s form

Jurgen Klopp spoke to the media on Monday afternoon ahead of Liverpool’s next outing.


Liverpool will face off with Rangers in a Champions League clash on Tuesday evening.

Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp discussed a number of topics, including Liverpool’s early-season form: “We realised after Napoli it was a low point and we had to change things quickly. We didn’t play Wolves, played Ajax, then didn’t play Chelsea and couldn’t keep up anything from the Ajax win.

“Then we played Brighton, a really good team and conceded two early goals. When you spot a problem and think you have the solution and you expect the solution to be instant and influential, that’s in football never the case.”

Jurgen Klopp then used Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as examples how even the best players/clubs can struggle for confidence: “Do you think Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment is at the top of his confidence? It happens to all of us.

“Lionel Messi last season pretty much the same. You have to take a step in the right direction and when you’re ready, it’s back (the confidence). In individual sports you can fight yourself through it. In team sport, you have to do it together. It can be more complicated.”

Liverpool vs Rangers

Liverpool head into the Rangers match in pretty awful form. Their last outing saw them draw 3-3 with Brighton, a result which leaves them 9th in the Premier League and well off the pace of the title race.

In the Champions League, meanwhile, Liverpool were hammered 4-1 by Napoli in their first outing and just about got past Ajax last time out.

As for Rangers, they are dead bottom of Liverpool’s group, having lost two, scored zero and conceded seven.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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