Klopp Pleased With Liverpool Win At Berlin

Klopp Pleased With Liverpool Win At Berlin
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Liverpool showed strong form on Saturday as they overpower Hertha Berlin 3-0 in an away friendly against the German team.

Manager Juergen Klopp said he was pleased with how his team played but added there was still work to be done on their defence.

“We are not where we want to be but we appreciate we have to work hard and especially in England we have only this one pre-season and a long, long season. So at the moment, it’s good that everyone looks really positive.

“That’s how it should be but we have problems of course. But yes, the new players are maybe better than people thought they would be and that is how it is. I think we said it early that we want to build on the quality of the squad from last year. That is what we have tried to do and so for the moment we are really happy”.

The Liverpool manager also said his squad currently has a ‘few problems’ but he is still pleased with his side’s ‘positive’ approach to pre-season.

“At this moment, we don’t have a lot of injuries and that is the best news and if we can stay fit then we will be strong. Unfortunately, the other teams are also pretty strong in England; so we need to be”, Klopp added.

Liverpool’s Premier League season starts on Saturday 12 August with a trip to Watford.

Liverpool’s Klopp Turns On The Heat In Chinese Kitchen

klopp chopping up cucumbers

Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, showcased his talents away from soccer on Thursday at a Hong Kong kitchen.

Klopp, donning a chef’s hat, joined several young locals in producing a range of dishes. Klopp chopped vegetables and sliced meat before tasting the dishes as he joked with the others.

Liverpool are in Hong Kong as part of the Premier League Asia Trophy tournament.

The team beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Wednesday to make the final against Leicester City on Saturday. The Foxes defeated West Bromwich Albion in a penalty-shootout to make the final.

Incredible Comeback: Liverpool Score Four To Sink Dortmund In Europa

LiverpoolLiverpool have qualified for the Europa League semi-finals with a dramatic fight back to defeat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 at Anfield.

Goals from Origi, Coutinho, Sakho and Lovren helped Klopp triumph in the dying minutes of the game against his former club on Thursday night.

Two quick goals by Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the fifth minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the ninth minute half had left Liverpool shocked and on the verge of exit without a fight.

Pressure mounted for the fans as the setback was followed by series of missed chances that left the Anfield faithful frustrated.

The second half started well for Liverpool and the early pressure paid off in the 48th minute through Origi but just when Liverpool thought they were launching a comeback, Marco Reus silenced the home fans with a lovely finish, which left Klopp visibly furious.

Two goals down and three away goals already for Dortmund with less than 30 minutes to play, Liverpool needed three goals without conceding any more goals to win on aggregate, having drawn the first leg 1-1 in Germany.

LiverpoolThey made it 3-4 on aggregate in the 66th minute after James Milner played a one-two with Coutinho on the edge of the box, with the Brazilian star guiding home a great strike.

The Brazilian turned the provider of the equalizer in the 77th minutes as he whipped a corner in from the left-hand side with Sturridge managing to do enough to let the ball run past him at the near post!

Former PSG centre-back, Mamadou Sakho was quickest to react and turned home a close-range finish to make it 4-4 on aggregate.

Anfield went wild and they could only pray a complete miracle. One more goal and Liverpool would be in the semis. Both coaches made changes to make the best of the final minutes of the game.

There were four minutes of stoppage time and the pressure got to Schmelzer who picked up a yellow card for petulance, with Dortmund’s tempers flaring after a free-kick was awarded to Liverpool.

The Reds, however, maintained focus and the free-kick was taken short by Milner to Sturridge, with the latter then feeding the former to the right byline. He hung up a lovely cross, with Lovren rising highest at the back post to guide home a thumping header.

It was the 91st minutes and Liverpool had done the unthinkable; fighting back from being 1-3 down to defeat Dortmund 4-3 and qualifying for the semi-final 5-4 on aggregate.

This could go down as one of the greatest nights in Europa League history.

Europa League: Tottenham Coach Confident Ahead of Dortmund Clash

Europa LeagueTottenham Hotspur Coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has tasked his team to beat one of the best sides in Europe, Borussia Dortmund.

This according to the 44-year-old Argentine, is the price to pay if Tottenham want to make it to the quarter finals of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Pochettino admitted that it would be a tough game against the Germans but he is relishing the challenge, especially as his team are currently flying high in the English Premier League.

The Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel, however, expects a close game as his side meets Tottenham for the first time in the Europa league. The two teams are enjoying similar fortunes as they are both second in their leagues.

They are both also five points off the top, with relatively new managers with well-skilled and well-drilled players.

Dortmund have bounced back this season as the second strongest team in the Bundesliga after a disappointing 2014/15 season.

Tuchel said he was delighted with the way his players have responded to him after he took over from Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool: Ancelotti Or Klopp To Manage At Anfield

LiverpoolLess than 24 hours after Brendan Rodgers was sacked by Premier League club, Liverpool, speculation is already rife that either Juergen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti would be the new manager at Anfield.

Liverpool terminated the contract of Rodgers on Sunday, just eight games into the English Premier League season, with the five-time European champions languishing in 10th place.

The announcement came three hours after the team had drawn 1-1 at Everton in the Merseyside derby, leaving them with only three wins from their first eight league games this term.

Klopp has been without a club since he left Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season, while Ancelotti also left Real Madrid after finishing second best to Barcelona in La Liga and the Champions League.

Former manager, Rodgers, who took over in June 2012, led Liverpool to second place in the 2013-14 campaign, when they led the title race with three games to go, but lost out to Manchester City.