Klopp: What Elliott did is very important and Milner’s performance is top
January 18 In the game that ended early this morning , Liverpool won 1-0
Defeated Wolves and advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
After the game, Liverpool coach Klopp held a press conference and answered questions from reporters.
Is the performance of the team what you want
I feel like everyone we’ve been with has that reaction, and that’s what we need to show.
We were all fighting, we were all united, we challenged and won challenges when we lost the ball.
We scored a fantastic goal and I think Elliott saw something that most people in the pitch didn’t see and if I was a goalkeeper I wouldn’t have wanted to have that shot.
It was a top goal but other than that it was better, better than the last game and I’m happy.
All the players are doing well and we are united wherever we are.
We got the ball high, we got the ball in the middle, it was great.
I spoke to the players after games, that’s what it feels like when you play well and win.
We can’t remember the last time, but tonight we were very happy.
He’s a good player with a smart movement.
Especially the younger you are, the more important it is to get off to a good start in the game.
There were some situations where I don’t know if he saw the space or if he just wished there was space when he turned around, but there was space.
He did a good job, but what matters is that he wins those challenges.
His final steps before the interception were brilliant and having Thiago by her side I thought helped a lot.
Thiago communicated a lot on the pitch, Naby Keita was there tonight and obviously he helped a lot.
All the wingers defended well and Jakebo was also very close to the center, next to Neves, and got a lot of ball possession.
This is very important.
The full-backs were all doing well, the centre-backs were very focused and Kelleher was there whenever we needed him.
It’s a good game.
We know we can only rush to the next round, but we want to go to the next round, and it’s a big signal for tonight to see these things come true, and I think it’s the same for us at home.
There is a big game (against Chelsea) at the weekend and if we play like last time, I don’t know what people will think before they get to the stadium.
Now they have something to look forward to and we will fight together.
Brighton again soon
The interval between our two games with Wolves is also very short.
This is football, no problem.
We want to go to the next round and we know Brighton are our opponents, so that’s no problem.
Are you happy to play Brighton again?
I don’t think it’s my job to say right now, “Let’s see what happens again.” Not really.
I think our thinking is after a week and a half are we going to play better than last time.
Elliott’s performance as a striker
I love everything about him when he’s good, so it’s easy.
Both wingers are good.
Especially Carvalho, I can’t remember the last time he played, so he did a good job.
For Elliott, from that position you need to score goals.
For us, if you want, a striker on the pitch, he needs to drop deep on the pitch, but it’s important.
What Elliott did tonight was very important.
The two wingers have to do it, the number nine has to do it, we need to defend well and whoever is ready to do it, we’ll welcome it.
Top notch, I think both young and old performed well.
How do I say it is important to play like this in a game like this because the players are doing big.
Yes, we dropped a little deeper, which I didn’t like, and Wolves went a little further.
When you play Neves it changes a lot of things and then Nunes comes on and it’s even harder.
But we substituted, we needed to be serious and sensitive, we did it at the right moment because none of the players I substituted I wanted to do, I think we needed to, it was early enough
As I said before, yes, I want him to stay at the club.
Are the players playing their way?
Yeah, so we now have a few days to train.
I don’t think it’s right now to say after a game, “OK, now the team is ready for the next eight weeks.”
So we’ll see, I hope Nunes is back tomorrow or Thursday before practice and he’ll have his say.
Of course, we’re not in a show, but we have this game now, and then four days of training, and then we should have five or six days of training.
Training is like that, no matter who is on the training ground.
I’m not blind, we usually don’t practice, every three days we play a game, then recover, then do something.
We’ve won a lot of games in the past, so why such a big change?
We rotate a lot of guys because those players are available.
Of course, the door is open for all, we need to fight and whoever is ready will have a chance to play.