Juergen Klopp


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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Juergen Klopp is associated, including Peter and Chelsea. Most recently, Juergen Klopp has been quoted saying: “It's not 100 per cent that Lucas cannot play, it's not 100 per cent that Joel cannot play, it's not 100 per cent that Ragnar cannot play. But they are not in training in the moment, so that's not too cool. Joe Gomez played on Monday for the Under-23s again, did well, made big steps in the last few weeks, so maybe we have to try this. We will see, I don't know in the moment.” in the article Why Liverpool should pay a club record fee to sign supreme Van Dijk for defensive stability.
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He had these moments when he kept the ball for us really physically - against the defensive line of West Brom, that's really difficult and that helped us so much.feedback

We always think about the squad, and that includes the goalkeepers. Is it about Joe Hart? Usually we don't talk about things like this, but in this specific case we can. So he is not for us, not in the moment and hopefully not in the future. That's not because of Joe, it's because we have two strong goalkeepers and Wardy is at Huddersfield, playing a brilliant season, he's ours so we will bring him back next season and then there is more competition.feedback

The young ones have made really big steps with Kamil [Grabara] and Caoimhin [Kelleher] and the situation around our goalkeepers is really good.feedback

I will not have been in charge of 10 different clubs once my managerial career is over. There is a not insignificant chance I will have coached three clubs. I would say it is very unlikely I will become a club-hopper all of a sudden. On the contrary, it is always quite easy for me to fully commit to what I am doing because they are often long-term projects. I could be in an uncomfortable situation if we do not win anything. People expect Liverpool to win trophies.feedback

If I fulfil my contract with Liverpool, then there is a good chance I will have won something here.feedback

You can always do better, but we learned in the game and I liked it a lot that the second half looked better tuned than the first. We knew what to do, but in the first half it looked a little bit static in a few moments and in the second half it looked much better. I am really happy about the performance.feedback

He made an important save and in the end, it doesn't look that spectacular, but he was really present around the set-pieces.feedback

It is one of the most difficult places to come because in no game can you feel comfortable. Somebody asked me which result would have kept me a little bit calmer in the last few minutes and I said only 4-0 after 86 minutes! Maybe then I would have felt OK, but now it's done. It was very, very important because showing this concentration level until the end didn't work each week in the last few months – but today, it was really good and I am happy about this. I really thought that the boys were in a really difficult game in not the easiest situation, but they did really well.feedback

If somebody speaks to me about plan A or plan B, I don't really understand this. It was never the case – actually I lose a bit of respect if people say things like this. In this season we had a lot of possession and won games against teams like Hull and Leicester. Brilliant football, was not the highest intensity, pressing or whatever. It was football at its best or whatever.feedback

Their story will always be our story.feedback

When you go back and look at my teams with [Borussia] Dortmund in 2012 or 2013 it was not all pressing and counter-pressing, we played football and won games and all that stuff. This season [we lost] not because we didn't have a plan B but it was about having difficulties in different games. We will mark the occasion as a team. I know, at the wish of the families, this is the first year where the service doesn't take place at Anfield. There is a memorial at Melwood with the names of the 96 people who lost their lives. We, as a team, will pause, show our respect and remember them.feedback

The thing is that it was not an easy season so far but there are still six games to go and he is back. I'm happy about this. He had an impact when he came on against Stoke. We have to decide always after the few sessions he made, like I said after the game, how long should we force it or try to use his freshness when he is coming on?' That is my decision at the end. I don't think a second with the actual squad about the next season. We are in the season and around this we plan different things like transfers, as you can imagine, but who will leave we have never thought about it.feedback

In the moment when we have to say something we will say something. I see a lot of Premier League games so I see Crystal Palace too and I see how he is playing there and all this stuff.feedback

I don't think about [points]. If we win all the rest of the games it's pretty sure we'll be in the Champions League.feedback

They are better but not good enough for the weekend. Adam will train the week after Crystal Palace. West Brom have all our respect and all our concentration. We will try to be at our best, West Brom are having an outstanding season.feedback

There's no announcement to do at this moment... but what I can say probably is... yes. No announcement, but he's doing a really good job at the Academy.feedback

Everybody can imagine it was a difficult moment for me because I don't know how often I was in the team hotel with Dortmund. I know exactly the road. A lot of my friends were in the bus. I was really concerned, scared for them.feedback

Simon Mignolet saved our life. Job done, feels good. Nice weather, 63 points and I couldn't feel any better.feedback

My life is making decisions, and some of them are good, after the game you can see it obviously worked, and some of them are not. So if we lose today 1-0 then the whole world probably would have said: 'what have you done'. I understand completely when I make a decision like that then if it goes wrong then I will get the criticism. That is my life - the life of a coach!feedback

I have no idea how. That was genius and I am really happy for him. He saved our life. The first half was not the players, it was the way we play football. It was obvious that Stoke were better tuned but they didn't create a lot of chances, other than the goal. But, it's job done, it feels good. Nice weather, 63 points and I couldn't feel any better.feedback

The second half was really good but we played a big gamble bringing on Firmino and Coutinho. Phil [Coutinho] lost three kilos in the last three days.feedback

It could have been the perfect result but unfortunately between perfect and difficult to accept – sometimes it is only a second. That's how it was in this game.feedback

Again, around the second goal, Sadio would not have been too much involved in defending so the influence of missing Sadio was not too big. That's why it felt like it did at the end. It could have been good. It could have been the perfect game in terms of the result, a bad start, coming back at this stage of the season with a sick Phil [Coutinho] and a tired Roberto [Firminio], all that stuff.feedback

Adam Lallana is better, much better, but is of course no option for the weekend because he is not in training. He feels nothing in the moment, but we will need a few more days for sure before we can have him back on the pitch. It is similar to Hendo. Hendo is also in a good way but we don't know exactly when he can be part of training again. Phil is still ill and was not at Melwood yesterday and he will not be here today. He had a conversation with the doc and he feels much better, but it doesn't look too good. We will have to see if we [can] bring him in tomorrow.feedback

Sadio will, we're pretty sure, need surgery. We're not 100 per cent sure when it will happen, but then it is clear his season is over. That's what I expected, actually, when I saw the video after the game. I thought he was lucky in this situation that not more happened, but now we are close to the end of the season and that means it will be pretty much impossible that he will play again this season. But then he'll have a long break and be ready for next season, so that's the only good news.feedback

Stoke is not too far away so we will give him all the time he needs, but it will be really close.feedback

You don't get to 60 points now through nothing. Being in this position is good but the season is not over.feedback

The only thing we have to forget, if you want, is that we are Liverpool and have to play like Liverpool. We have to be a real challenge for Stoke. That is what we have to be. We can be this. That is how most of the teams are playing against us – to defend as good as possible and then use the situations to create with this. That is how we will play, 100 per cent. You can win football games with each line-up. That is the nice thing about this game. That is what I know, I feel and for sure will say in different ways for the next 24 or more hours.feedback

Phil is still ill. He was not at Melwood Thursday and he will not be here Friday. He feels much better but we will have to see if we can bring him. Friday's session will be only his third and it will be a high intensity game at Stoke so it's difficult. It is a risk and he's no chance of playing 90 minutes and if he starts then you would have to change. That's the situation – it is better than when he is not in training but it is still early.feedback

I feel confidence in this moment because I know about football and I know what is possible and I know what it's not about.feedback

We all know about his quality, there is no doubt about that, and it's good to have him back but difficult to put him straight back.feedback

I love giving these boys an opportunity but it has to be the right situation and the game against Bournemouth didn't look like the perfect moment to give them the responsibility for the rest of the game. Everybody saw it. It was not perfect and I made the decision. The young boys give us a few options – it's about Ben, Trent, Harry, Marko Grujic – and these are the boys we have to think about but also about the position, who can help us where and can we create a situation where they can really perform?feedback

Phil is still ill. He was not at Melwood yesterday and he will not be here today. He feels much better but we will have to see if we can bring him tomorrow.feedback

We only thought it made sense to give one more defensive protection in the centre. We are usually really brave in situations like this when we really try to win and that's what we did – we only tried to win.feedback

Usually you close the game in one moment, we didn't, we left it open. Then it's a second ball after a set piece and that made me nearly vomit. That's of course not nice. We have to take it. It's my responsibility, all of this, and I have to be clear in this situations. I will find a solution for this.feedback

It's not 100 per cent clear. We made an assessment and scan but we have to wait a little but until the knee is not that swollen anymore. The only thing what I can say for sure, is he will not be available for tomorrow [the hosting of Bournemouth]. All the rest, we have to see. The more difficult the situation seems to be, the more difficult it is to handle, the better it feels afterwards when you look back.feedback

We left him out [of training] on Monday because he had back pain, knee pain. Nothing serious, thank God. Really, he has knocks everywhere. I hope he will be fit.feedback

Emre has kind of a full-body bruise.feedback

Joel had a little bit of a back problem or two. He saw the doc before training so we will see. He should be okay.feedback

We have the possibility to change the system. We have one session to do this, but it's still possible, absolutely. I'm not sure we can have a similar line-up to the last game, but we have different options, we can bring in young boys, experience up front, on the wing, James Milner could play a wing position offensively. There's a lot of different things we could do.feedback

We should stop thinking about this idea of weaker teams. Football is a game, as I understand it, with no weaker team.feedback

The line-up we will choose is to make them as strong, as compact and as ugly to play as possible. The best plan in the world is only as good as the players. We should think about how we can defend, not how dominant we can be. Maybe we can surprise one of the other teams with good organisation, good defending, good counter-attacks. Why not? Unfortunately, that is possible. The knee is swollen and we have to wait for the final assessment. It was such a hard moment in January. We had these games, it was not the freshest moment of the season.feedback

Then missing Sadio in the shape he was, plus missing Phil (Coutinho), was not perfect. My job is to find solutions. This is a good situation: we have 59 points, we are in a nice position - yes a few teams have played less games than we have but they cannot win them all because they have to play each other. The whole season is to prepare the finish and this is the finishing part of the season. Eight games to go. We expect results from ourselves, we want to fight for everything.feedback

That's what we've done all the time, even if maybe sometimes it didn't look like this, but I thought more often [than not] everybody could see that we are really fighting. That will still be like this and for this we need not only an atmosphere in the stadium, we also need a positive mood within the club and around the club because the situation is positive.feedback

Yes, a few teams have played less than we have, but they cannot win them all, that's for sure because a few of them play against each other. We are in a good position and I really want to use this position. This is the finishing part of the season, there are eight games for us and nobody asks for your problems, everybody only wants results. We want the same, we expect results from ourselves and we want to fight for everything.feedback

So, the only job to do is to play the best you are able to and not think about who you miss and all that stuff. Now, let's go.feedback

We are responsible for all the results. You learn the hard way. Bournemouth also played a derby [at the weekend, against Southampton] and now they have to play at Anfield. That's not the best thing I could imagine.feedback

We'll fight for each point of these last 24 [available] for us.feedback

His mistake is to say both sides made bad challenges, I can't remember one from our side. But it's not a problem, we are emotional, not only myself. It's not worth saying, it's not too serious, it's already done. My boys are emotional, [but] they never ask for something they are not sure about. It wasn't a big issue during the game so we shouldn't make it bigger than it actually was. They have no points to waste, we have no points to waste. We will fight for every last point. We learned a lot [from that 4-3 defeat]. One situation changed the game. We felt too confident in a specific moment.feedback

It is not 100 per cent clear. We have to wait a bit.feedback

We won't make any decisions now. Probably he can be in the squad. Daniel is in team training and it's good to have him back. It's actually a perfect moment, a lot of good news, we have to use these boys. They have all the support from my side they can get. Sometimes the players are in a good shape, but cannot be in the line-up. It's good to have Divock. The season is long. He's a very important option for us now.feedback

I really believe it. I'm not just an option for the future, I'm an option for now. I hope I can play a big part in the end of the season.feedback

It is not about thinking 'How can we play perfect football?' now. We need to get results and the first thing I will think about is how we can defend against Bournemouth, not how can we create 27 chances? If we are strong and perfectly organised in defence then Bournemouth cannot get confidence in the game. We don't think what we miss, we only think what we can do to win this football game.feedback

The big problem in January was not only Sadio missing - everyone would miss Sadio. Southampton probably still miss him, Red Bull Salzburg miss him. It was such a hard moment in January. We had all these games, it was not the freshest moment of the season, then we were missing Sadio in the shape he was in, plus we were missing Phil (Coutinho), which was not perfect.feedback

Today we played a really good game. Nearly everything was perfect, we win it, the performance was good [but] then we lose Sadio Mane.feedback

It was a world-class goal, another fantastic finish and he made the pass for Div's goal.feedback

I don't like creating stories. Our responsibility is to cool things down as much as possible. It's not so easy in the game when we shout at each other. If you saw two harsh challenges then say it, don't use me to say it. It's the third game we leave with an injured player – Sadio [Mane] was unlucky. Lucas is a very experienced player and we used him a lot this season at centre-back, but everyone knows he's a six. We needed him there [in central midfield] and he did the job. His challenges, he was very aggressive – legal aggressive. Ronald Koeman spoke about me? Then say about it what you want.feedback

Tite obviously likes the way we play - we had a lot contact and I am not 100 per cent sure but I think he wants to do something similar. We had a few conversations, not with him personally because we have language issues, but there is a guy in his staff who speaks English and he likes the way we play. I know your thoughts when we started playing Roberto as number nine. Now he is playing for Brazil as a nine and that is maybe not the worst idea.feedback

[But] he needs passes, support from other players. My main thing is how can we avoid this?feedback

I am not skilled in many parts of life but maybe I am a genius in understanding derbies because I didn't need a second to understand this. The world stops for 90 minutes in a city. Football is not the most important thing in the world but in a few moments we love to think it is. There are not too many other cities around the world with two clubs of this size and importance. These are the games you look forward to. [We need to] be aggressive, but not too aggressive and fight for everything to try to make our supporters happy.feedback

I didn't need a second to understand how important this game is. Tomorrow the world stops for 90 minutes in a city. I like him, he is a very good striker, he has our respect.feedback

I don't remember one game that wasn't important this season and last year I remember Everton was under a little pressure. My colleague was sacked a few weeks later.feedback

Would anyone miss international friendlies? I'm not sure. Maybe we should try. There is a guy on his staff who speaks English and we had a lot contact and he likes the way we play and I am not 100 per cent sure but I think he wants to do something similar. It makes no sense that I run in the derby and celebrate in the opposite corner in front of the Everton fans. I saw after we won the last two games the Evertonians were still around.feedback

I think so. The team is stronger and has a different mentality, more aggression and more of the intensity that you need to play against Liverpool, but you need to show it. It's not a case of being afraid exactly, but not being afraid to play in a certain way. You know they will press and be aggressive and maybe Everton were not prepared in the best way for a game with that type of football. At home we went face-to-face and maybe 98 minutes was too long but that was a good impression of how I like to play and how we need to play against Liverpool.feedback

It is not that they hide themselves in the corner and this is the first time they come out. I would really prefer that we win it then life is a bit better but since the last game we played Everton have made a big step. Everyone knows it is very important. Now we have to show it and not talk about it.feedback

It is opportunity not pressure. What I have learned is that it helps if you don't think too much about the pressure in games like this. We all know how important it is for everybody. The pressure is always there. We need positive aggression. Not that we want to show that we are really ready to make crazy challenges or whatever but we are ready to hurt ourselves. That is how I understand it. The hype around a derby is 100 per cent right and OK.feedback

He misses in this moment - which is pretty normal after a long injury - this kind of consistency. There are always steps in this direction. Sometimes it works. It's about, in this moment, consistency but he is in a really good way.feedback

It's a sad day. I had the honour of meeting him last year around the League Cup final. Obviously I am not from Liverpool, I am not from England, and so I needed a little bit of help but when I heard about this very special story then it was really nice to meet him. It was a big honour for me. Today is a very sad day for all of us. All of our thoughts and all of our love are with the family. We tried to pay our respects like a football club should do for a real member of the club, a real figure of the club, with a minute of silence.feedback

I am sure nobody can, or will, forget him. It's a sad day, but on the other hand it is a day where everybody thinks about him and thinks about his very, very special story.feedback

It was impressive because the players were immediately in the mood; all of them have heard about him and that shows how special his relationship with this great club was. You will not have this a lot of times. It's nice and it shows what a big value this is because it's so rare. Maybe more of us should try to be like him – and in him we had the perfect role model.feedback

He has to learn, he has to develop, he has to improve, all of this. That's why I said there are now two managers responsible for him. Until now, it was only my job.feedback

Actually, I was surprised about this. I don't know exactly how it's normal here. This should not be a criticism. But usually when you call up a player, a 17-year-old player, I thought it would be possible to call me. I'm not sure if he knows him well. He didn't play in the team so far for Coleman I think. Because of the age, it would be better?feedback

If he stopped learning now, that would make no sense at 17. I'm not in doubt about this. We didn't hide him. We used him all the time. He's a fixed part of training. He can deal with nomination for Wales 100 per cent. It's a little bit like my situation. As long as you give me the time, as long as we give him the time, everything will be good.feedback

The next game is against Everton, they have come from behind [in the table] and it is quite impressive, so it is not only a derby, it's another very important game.feedback

The goalie [Willy Caballero] was quite impressive for City today and maybe he made a good movement or whatever, or he [Lallana] was surprised that we played football like this because we hadn't 20 times before that. It was good, but that really can happen. Immediately after the game, Adam said 'sorry' to me and I thought 'why?' - but now I know why he thought he had to say sorry. But he didn't have to, because his performance was outstanding again.feedback

It's difficult to make an assessment. A point at City is absolutely okay and there were a few situations when we couldn't defend their quality, but we could have won this game. Their goalkeeper [Willy Caballero] made a few outstanding saves and then we had this phase around the second half, 50 to 70 minutes, when we had them but didn't close the game in this moment. We let them a little bit recover on the pitch so they came back with their quality and they deserved to score. We could have scored more.feedback

Our attitude was outstanding, and there was a lot of good football from two highly motivated sides, with chances until the last second. It was good and we can build on the performance. Tomorrow I'll be happy but now I'm a bit disappointed, but not a lot.feedback

We are still in a battle, that's how it is. It's a really important sign that we can already do this. We have to improve - in a game like today, we have to improve and in all of the other games, we have to improve. I know a lot of reasons why we couldn't and, as I said, it's a long-term project and if I wake up every morning and think, Oh my god, we lost the points there and there' it wouldn't make it better, so I don't do it.feedback

The icing on the cake is that Divock Origi was off yesterday because he felt a little bit ill - probably not serious but in our situation we have to be really sensitive. That's what we did. We will see if he can be involved today or tomorrow, but it's not 100 per cent.feedback

Maybe Spanish are more emotional than Germans. Obviously he is one of the best technical players I have ever worked with.feedback

But it was not again. It was the first time for us and that is different.feedback

When you reach a target, it is fantastic. If you don't get it, it doesn't mean you are bad or not the right person. Come on, let's try it again. I feel supporters still think I'm the right person in the right place so we feel that trust and faith. We have to use it but around us is a lot of quality. We need to respect this. I am manager of Liverpool football team and I really enjoy this job. Maybe there are easier jobs out there but it is really good. I would say this season, going to the Champions League would be an outstanding success because of all the quality around us.feedback

This season is a good example for how close and how tight it is. I am really convinced about the circumstances and the basis we have. How long it will take? I have no idea but everybody should see we tried every day really hard. It is not only because we want it more or have wanted it for longer, it doesn't make it more likely. We have to do it better and that is what we are working on. I said at the beginning we cannot have the history of this fantastic club in our backpack. It makes no sense to carry it around.feedback

The influence of him on the game is really big. If he is not at 100 per cent you miss something, that's how it is. But two weeks ago we played Arsenal and he did really well. Yes, Burnley again was not the best game, but he misses in this moment - which is pretty normal after a long injury - this kind of consistency. But the training week so far was perfect, he presented himself really well; it was fluent, confident and looked really well. There are always steps in this direction. Sometimes it works. It's about, in this moment, consistency but he is in a really good way.feedback

I said at the beginning we cannot have the history of this fantastic club in our backpack. It makes no sense to carry it around. There is pressure and sometimes we are still not patient enough. In January and February you could feel everybody thought, It slips away again.feedback

In Spain there's always Madrid, and I don't know, Valencia had a good year, Sevilla, Atletico of course, all that stuff. But the rest are not as good or not good enough to challenge Barcelona.feedback

Could he have won a few games more? Yes. Thank God they didn't so obviously we are still around them.feedback

We really have to compare the squads. A team without [Lionel] Messi or with Messi? Come on. A team with [Andres] Iniesta or without Iniesta? A team with Xavi at his best or without? That's the difference. It's the same situation we had. We played a few outstanding games, but we obviously get judged by the games where we are not very good. We work really hard on it all week to bring this on the pitch but I'm sure he does the same. In England it's the difficulty of this league and the quality of the players around.feedback

You can't compare one with the other. You can see what he wants. That is probably the most important thing if you judge a manager.feedback

It is all about using the experience you have and when you think of experience I heard what Jose Mourinho said and what the pundits think about it. Last season we had the same experience. It was really hard. We played Villarreal and then Swansea at 12. If you want to help you should not do that. I know it is contracted, but 12 or 4pm? Don't play then.feedback

They are good because Emre likes to be here. We really like him as a person and as a player. So there are talks, there is nothing else to say. It actually makes no sense to talk about it, but because I obviously heard there was a story out there [I will]. Until the final year starts – there are a few months still – no problems, absolutely no problems. Completely good talks [have been] held with a lot of other players and if there is something to say about it we will be the first.feedback

To be active, you need to be brave. Monaco couldn't do it two halves. Second half [City] missed chance after chance. We cannot hope Aguero misses these chances.feedback

But which mood are [City in] now? No idea! I'm more interested in what mood we are in.feedback

Hopefully it is a good time to play them - no idea. Could I change the time? Would I have been disappointed after going out of the Champions League? Yes. But they can learn, that's all you can do.feedback

We know we can be difficult to play in games like this, but we must be at our best.feedback

It was two spectacular games. Monaco are flying in the league and in the Champions League, too. I thought the changes City made in the game were really good.feedback

I would say Pep Guardiola's Barcelona squad was the perfect role model for a winning situation. It was an outstanding combination. It was also another really good generation at Bayern Munich, there was not a second team in Germany, we tried to be it but it didn't happen. In other countries it is difficult. Here a win is everything, in other countries if you played with other styles you would have an empty stadium. Everything is legal, the culture is different. I am not in doubt about his qualities. I respect him a lot. I have played him a lot and it is difficult to play his teams.feedback

I don't think we are the favourites. That's not too bad.feedback

These games are always important. I can't remember a game that was not important in the Premier League. We all know the quality of Manchester City. I thought the way they played against Monaco was quite impressive. City could have won the game easily but because they are human beings they are out. But their quality is really high. I know their image in this country is different, the Pep Guardiola style... but it's real football. It's difficult to defend against them. We know what we have to do but if we can do it, I don't know.feedback

Would I have been disappointed going out of the Champions League like this? Yes. Pep was disappointed too but what he said was right, they have to learn from it.feedback

If you can win the ball there are maybe a few spaces you can use. We know what we have to do there. We will try everything to do the right things and then it could be a fantastic game to watch. What it meant to them or what mood they are in I have no idea. I am more interested in what mood we go there and what we can do. We should concentrate on the football side. I don't think they will still be disappointed, more they want to bounce back. It makes no difference to us.feedback

If you are passive against City you have no chance. You have to be active and to be active you need to brave. Monaco couldn't do it for two halves: in the first half they were good, second half it was chance after chance (for City) and we cannot hope Aguero misses these chances again. In the first half it was really brave of Monaco.feedback

For me City is the most difficult team to play. I know their image at this moment in this country is a little bit different. I've heard about Pep Guardiola's style and all that stuff but it is real football and it is difficult to defend against them and a lot of teams have failed already.feedback

Emre has an outstanding attitude, he always wants [the ball]. I like to speak positively about a player. The second half Emre was very good but first half it was a challenge he should have had before [Burnley's] goal. But things like that happen in football, it does not make you a bad person.feedback

It doesn't make you a worse person or player or whatever. You have to react and he reacted well in the second half. In his position there were a lot of high balls and you can imagine how important it is to have this player around. The problem is then about protection, you have nobody for the second ball when Emre wins the ball. You have then the big space that only really Adam [Lallana] and Gini were in and we suffered in these situations a little bit. But second half we did better and he did better - nice goal after a long period with calf problems, well deserved.feedback

We have a lot of specialists around to try and find out, but the situation was like this, that we could not say 'go on holiday for four weeks and maybe it's better then' - that's not the situation. So it looks like we've found the solution now and he doesn't have these problems any more. I really like to speak positively about the player. Emre's second half was really good, but first half, around the [Burnley] goal, that's the challenge you need to have before the cross, but things like this happen.feedback

The [international] break, these two weeks, hopefully is what can bring him back, but there's no game possible in this time. That's how it is. He cannot train, he for sure cannot play against City and it makes sense that he is doing the rehab. Hopefully he can run in the second week of the international break and then we have to see. Emre is a boy with an outstanding attitude. He's had a few problems with his calf in the last few months, which we couldn't sort quickly enough - not because of our medical department but because sometimes he had it, sometimes not.feedback

The result is massive for us. I think it's the first ugly game we've won. Normally when we're not that good, we lose. At the end, I like it because it's these type of games that we haven't won until now. We are not used to it. It feels strange. I'm happy about the three points and that's the most important thing.feedback

He is a boy with an outstanding attitude. He had a problem with his calf for a few months, we used a lot of specialists to find out what exactly was wrong.feedback

We were obviously not dominant enough to avoid their gameplan. We found a solution and he doesn't have those problems now. Second half he was really good, but he could have been better around the goal. These things happen, but he reacted very well and scored a nice goal.feedback

Are we close to signing them? No, nothing to say about that but that's how it is. It's not that we say we want exactly four players or five players. But we know what we want and we are working really hard, as you can imagine, at the things we want which will work.feedback

Yes I have a plan but look it's March. The plan is different things. It's still the improvement of the players who are here. And it's important that these players could improve.feedback

But Phil came back, Sturridge came back and all of a sudden our base is really good. Now we need to build on it.feedback

So that is one thing that I think is very important. Another thing of course are transfers. Are we looking for transfers? Yes. For players? Yes.feedback

They have the perfect players and the perfect manager. It is the perfect fit. First they created the momentum. Then they used the momentum. Then they stayed consistent. When you look back it looks like the squad wasn't big enough at the start of the season. But back then Danny Ings was involved in our plans and Daniel Sturridge was involved, too. Plus, Ingsy could play on the wing like he's done in former times. But Ingsy got the injury early in the season and Daniel has had a few problems. And in the end, Phil Coutinho was injured and we didn't have enough options.feedback

We didn't do the transfers last year to have a positive transfer record. But we are in a good situation, so the base is really good to improve and of course we will spend money.feedback

My job is to produce the right mood, and I feel especially responsible after not so good performances, [so] we work on it.feedback

There will be moments when we play like this [against Arsenal] and win again – and it is what we did this season already, in fact – and it will be against a team not in the top six. But we have to work on it, first of all we have to feel like it is possible. The whole week is different. When the week starts after Leicester everybody was angry, then we produce this performance against Arsenal. But then the question is immediately about Burnley and it starts already: 'Oh, how can we do this?' The legs feel already very heavy for the next game.feedback

Of course it is in our hands. In this moment I think we should only think about how we can do it. Is it possible that we don't qualify? Yes because of the league, because of the opponents and all that stuff. It would be because of us and we have to take that situation like it is. It is our big target of course. We want to do everything to get it. For nobody it is already decided. As long as we have the opportunity I think we should try everything. It is wonderful to play there and it would be important for the club.feedback

The top six or seven teams can't be sure that they will be in the top four. Last week they were already in, then they are already out. There are a lot of games to play.feedback

We have these really, really good goalkeepers. We have with Mr (Alex) Manninger - a wonderful professional player in the squad which helps the squad a lot. One day when a goalkeeper is involved in a goal which happens quite a few times. It is the life of a goalkeeper that you are the last man standing. Then you are not too happy but I am happy with our goalkeepers, yes.feedback

Burnley have the clearest plan of all these teams. They are happy with their comfortable position in the table.feedback

If you don't score a goal early it can be difficult. Burnley's away record is not good but it is not that they have had no chances. We just have to be ready for hard work.feedback

Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson are not available. Roberto Firmino struggles a little, he felt something after the game [against Arsenal] and this week he couldn't train, so we need to wait a little bit more and see. We will see what we do with Dejan Lovren – there is no decision yet. Ragnar Klavan has had some wonderful games. We have struggled in moments when we have had a lot of injuries. But the atmosphere within the club is fantastic and we are ready to fight. There is no time to think, Oh my God' when a player is injured, it is about finding a solution.feedback

We need to feel free for playing football and we have had good sessions this week.feedback

I was not frustrated. Consistency in the line-up is always good, the things you learn from each other, about each other, is important. But we will see what we will do. Burnley is special. With them it is clear - they defend, counter-attack, long balls in behind, set-pieces. It can't be easy against them. Even when they have lost, they have been close games. We need to be ready. We need to create an atmosphere and use advantage of Anfield.feedback

They defend well, are ready for the counter-attack, long balls, run in behind, and are a danger from set-pieces. It can't be easy against them.feedback

If we judge the players after the best game of the season, then we sign a contract for another six seasons. If we do it after Leicester then you change the whole squad. But the truth is always in between. That is what we are working on, really working on. I don't want to make it too philosophical, it is obviously the case we are inconsistent. I know we don't have to doubt their attitude in the way we usually think about it – 'do they really want it? Are they really motivated?' We cannot play as we did [against Arsenal] if we have any issues like this.feedback

Usually, you win games and you lose against the big teams because at the beginning, when they are at a higher level, they are smarter and more experienced and you lose the games. We've chosen another way but it's still part of the deal and we know that we have to keep on going – and we will.feedback

Directly after that game, I found a few words and it was not asking for friendships. It was pretty clear. But you are really silly then if you let the bad things have more influence on you than the good things. We have to remind ourselves of the good things and we are ready to go again, if you want. The boys showed again what they are capable of. I've said a few times now, I don't like the fact that inconsistency is part of the deal in development.feedback

I have been a coach for 17 years and I have never really been surprised about any line-ups in my coaching career. We always make the analysis without knowing who is playing. You can imagine, we did it with Alexis Sanchez in the line-up, but then when [Olivier] Giroud is on the pitch, it is a different game because they cross more often. For us, it was not a big advantage. Alexis had a big impact on the game, but because we had to adapt to it. If he starts, then we could have already a better solution from the beginning.feedback

We knew Arsenal would bounce back in the second half. Alexis Sanchez is the highest quality player and plays different to Danny Welbeck. Simon Mignolet saved our lives.feedback

It was one of the best games we have played so far because the strength and the line-up of opponent. We did really well. All of them played a fantastic game. When we are compact it is fantastic. Being compact and stable is the basis of each good display. We really felt bad last week, we needed a few days to understand what happened. We had hard words after the defeat at Leicester. We analysed it and that was not enjoyable. We had another opportunity and we took it. It is the roller coaster of the Premier League. It is not always going up.feedback

We all know what we did last week and how we played. It is not usual to come back like this. We know what we need to work on.feedback

It is important to go back to fourth above Arsenal.feedback

It was a tough challenge, but we have seen it many times before and if I talk it will be all over the newspapers.feedback

I have been 17 years a manager, and trying to get over the defeat at Leicester led to one of the worst training experiences in my life. We had a bad defeat, so many bad performances, and there were a few hard words at the training ground, but I said to the boys that at some point we had to finish the Leicester game, put it behind us and start to go again, and hopefully we have done that with this win.feedback

We were spot-on from the first second of the game and that was pleasing. We were much better than Arsenal in the first half and we could have scored more. I don't like the fact that inconsistency seems to be part of the deal at the moment, but usually with that you lose games against the bigger teams. We seem to have chosen another way.feedback

I think we are usually clean - not ugly challenges - but physical. It is not a general problem for us. Sometimes you need tactical fouls but being harder than allowed I don't think it makes sense. I never force my players to make fouls. We are always a pretty fair team as even in a challenge we want to keep the ball and not break a leg. Being physical means being ready to hurt yourself not the other player.feedback

We could have done with one or two players in January, when we had injury problems and the Africa Cup, but the transfer window didn't give us any opportunity. We will be prepared for the summer window, for sure. We are working on it already – we might need between two and six players.feedback

We need to make the right transfers. It is not about money – we can go for the players we want – but at the very top level you might be competing with Barcelona or someone. Some players would rather live in London or Manchester instead of Liverpool, so we have to make a decision and try and make it happen. It might not be possible to break even again; that just happened last season, it was not a target. There will be a few new faces in summer, that is how it is always.feedback

Am I surprised that things like this can happen? No. It is not only football. For me there have been a few strange decisions in 16/17: Brexit, Trump, Ranieri. Do I have to understand it all the time – no, obviously not. It happens still. I have no idea why Leicester did this.feedback

This is fantastic news for the club because Adam is a great player and an even better person. I am so pleased that we will spend more time together now and have this common future with LFC trying to be successful here.feedback

Today the pressure was on us but we dealt with it. We had a really bad period. We are still around, not with Chelsea but with the rest.feedback

The crowd can do what they want but I thought in this moment, I don't know why, the game is still five, six minutes to go, so how can they start now singing this? Actually it's difficult for me to understand and I really think it's important. For me it's kind of a sign that we think it's done and the game is done. It's done at the final whistle not a minute earlier.feedback

In all three derbies we played until now we were exactly like this. I know people from other clubs think I'm crazy because I look like I look, I'm sorry for this.feedback

I would like to pass on my regards and best wishes to Seamus Coleman, who due to very unfortunate circumstances is not available to play today. I don't not know him personally, but as a football supporter I love his character, his positive approach to the game and his commitment to his club.feedback

There is a lot to admire about this player and it is his personal qualities that will help him as he recovers from this setback and returns to the game.feedback

The difference in this derby is that I really like the respect we have for each other in the city. In the game there is nothing more important than the result - but it is not more than that. That is how sport should be. When I get in a taxi, if the driver is an Evertonian, he never asks me to get out. When I go to pubs where I live there are a lot of Everton fans around me and they accept me - that could be different in Germany with Schalke and Dortmund.feedback

I love these kind of games. The good thing about derbies is that you don't have to think about the situation in the league because these games stand for themselves. Everybody is 100 per cent focused on winning. You can decide a game on your own emotion and feeling towards something. The world will not change after this game but for all of us it can. They should have made it 4-0 just after the break - but they didn't, and we came back to draw 3-3 and it was the start of a great story.feedback

[In 2008] it was the fourth game of the season and we had already played Bayern, Leverkusen and someone else, but all everyone kept saying was, You have to beat Schalke' - we were 3-0 down at half-time!feedback

When I saw them I thought they would actually look tired, but they weren't. There was a really big smile on their face. From the mental side it was a big thing.feedback

It was good for him and it was especially good for Phil. He scored a wonderful goal. In the second game it looked good, fluent, hopefully it is good for us on Saturday. If you saw the games then Roberto didn't score, but he opened nearly all the situations. It is unbelievable. You think how did they have that much space in and around the box and it was Roberto all over the pitch. He did a really good job.feedback

We are not the only team that suffered. No club coaches are happy. I really think we could handle these situations better if we work together. I was never part of the meeting [for fixtures]. As long as we don't work together we will have these situations all the time. It's just a question of time, unfortunately. There's nothing we can do. We have to be careful and not take a risk. It's always too long with injuries. No chance [of playing on Saturday]. I heard he was back in training but I don't know who gave this information. He is working with the rehab coach. No chance this weekend.feedback

Obviously I was not happy. Somebody said I was relaxed about it, I could not be less relaxed about this - but it is not about blaming Southgate. I was not happy he played on the Wednesday but it was not my decision. I respect decisions of other managers. Adam loves football so much he didn't say that he should wait another day. You can not only play on Wednesday. You have to train again.feedback

He's had a little setback. I can't say how long it will be.feedback

We scored a wonderful goal and then the second one. We regrouped again and told the players that the movement was not as good as it could be and we (then) controlled the game. It was pretty clear Stoke could not play the same (sort of) half again. It was intense for them, they pressed high and were aggressive. We did better with the ball and deserved this result.feedback

It was a very difficult game. The result doesn't show it but it was difficult because it was the third or fourth time we've played Stoke with (ex-Liverpool striker Peter) Crouch on the pitch and that is a sign of how they want to play.feedback

We watch football and know the results but this is not when the season will be decided. If Chelsea win all the games they will be champions and they will deserve it.feedback

If somebody is a character and wants to celebrate position one in November then he will not play in December anymore because I see it pretty quick. But these things usually don't happen. The players are here in this situation because their character is really good. It is a long way to get here. It is not like they are surprised about success whether it is individual or as a team.feedback

If I went to the players and said 'Don't think we are first' or 'We are first but nothing has been reached' they would think I'm silly because they know this already. Stay cool, play football and see what happens.feedback

When I came here (in October 2015) I asked for time and patience and belief. And after 11 match days everyone's asking for guarantees and they are not there. The only thing we have is a pretty good football team.feedback

St Petersburg are a very talented team and follow their own plan too. They stuck solidly to this plan and this was the key to the game. I haven't really thought about the pros and cons.feedback

I think at this moment we have so many good players, young players in Germany. The reason for this is that 10, 12 years ago we started to give money for youth development.feedback

Nothing is decided, it's only the first half of the tie. We are not so experienced in this tournament and things like this but experienced enough to know that we have to work unbelievably hard in Madrid.feedback

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