The German head coach insisted that the Red Army signed a big deal in the summer “There is still a lot to do.”
Jurgen Klopp said that Ibrahima Konate learned a “tragic lesson” in Liverpool’s first game against Crystal Palace.
Konat was forced to wait for him to play for the Reds for the first time, and he was originally signed from the Leipzig Red Bulls in June for 36 million pounds (54 million U.S. dollars).
The 22-year-old has missed Liverpool’s first four Premier League games And the Champions League defeating AC Milan 3-2 in the middle of the week., But finally bowed in the home game against Palace on Saturday.
What did you say?
Konat played with Virgil Van Dijk in the central defender position and helped Klopp’s team recorded a clean sheet with an easy 3-0 victory, But there are indeed some unstable moments in the face of the Eagles’ powerful offensive force.
When asked whether the French has adapted to his system, the German head coach told reporters after the game: “Of course, I think this is very important. We have all seen the boy’s potential, incredible, physical, and his skills. , His game understanding is there.
“But when you are a skilled little boy, you sometimes rely on these skills, and the Premier League sometimes teaches you severe lessons. Today’s game against Palace is a good example. Wilf Zaha, Ah Especially, Edward, these are suitable forwards.
“Maybe when you hit a brand new final line, it’s not so good, but with Vig and Millie (James Milner, right back), it works very well. Costas Zimikas also played A wonderful game.
“Konate is in good shape and I am really happy. But Ibou still has a lot to come. He is still young. Yes, he has to adapt. They all have to adapt to our game style and league because this is a special league. .”
Konat’s introduction is one of six changes made by Klopp to the team that defeated Milan. The Liverpool coach promised to continue to repair the starting lineup as his team is negotiating through punitive domestic and European schedules.
“You want to build the best team, there are different factors; who is playing with one?” he said. “Is it’rhythm or freshness?” We decide freshness. Otherwise, we could have played again, but we don’t want that.
“I don’t know what it says, but we have to make changes. It’s obvious. We will rotate, we always rotate, but you see in the last row of the past few years that we really can’t rotate because of the total There are at most two suitable [centre-backs] Many times-the third is already a midfielder.
“In the midfield, I hope we have enough data to do this. We need it because this is the engine room of the team and we need to make changes there. In the front, we also have different opportunities, so it’s very Okay. How often do we do it, I did not make a plan for this season, but do it as often as possible.”
What’s the next step?
Liverpool will now look forward to the third round of the League Cup match against Norwich on Tuesday, and then their focus will shift to the Premier League and will head to the newly promoted Brentford on September 25.