Liverpool vs Napoli Pre-season friendly

Liverpool vs Napoli Pre-season friendly

"It was a very important year with a good manager at a really good club".

"That's how it is with the pre-season we had and we have a long pre-season after that but it's not about that, it's about winning a football game".

He impressed by scoring four goals in his first three games, but has appeared slightly jaded in recent outings and was given less minutes against Sporting CP and Napoli.

Speaking after their 3-0 defeat to the Italians the Reds boss said: "I can say many positive things about the boy because we have signed him and he chose to join us when he could have gone pretty much anywhere. We played without six players and to say this must be the statement for us would be completely mad".

Elliot made Premier League history last season when he became the youngest player to feature in a league game at the age of 16 years and 30 days. Majority were because we made mistakes and they just took the chances that they had.

Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane were involved in the Africa Cup of Nations, as the latter will return to Liverpool the week the season starts on August 5.

"The problem is all the games are in public so everybody sees what we're doing".

"But we are planning already for next pre-season, which you have to do pretty early, and with a Copa America and a European Championship, 15 players of my squad won't be in my pre-season".

As quoted by the Daily Mail, when asked what was said during the heated touchline disagreement between himself and the German, van Dijk explained: "Just things...between me and him".

"We now have to fight at the start of the season 100 per cent with all we have", Klopp said following the defeat to Napoli.

The Reds have also been without Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita, who have been struggling with injuries. It's the Super Cup, you win it and nobody cares, you lose it and some care.

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