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Exclusive Jürgen Klopp interview: Liverpool bosses attack early critics of Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland | Football News

Jürgen Klopp believes critics have judged new Premier League strikers Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez too early, calling the latter ‘the right striker’ ahead of his home debut for Liverpool. I’m calling

Nunez came off the bench last week to score one and another in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Fulham in the opening weekend of the Premier League season. He collided with the Crystal Palace, Live on Sky Sports.

But Klopp thinks Liverpool made too much, especially in Nunez’s first pre-season game when he missed one big chance, losing 4-0 to Eric ten Hag’s Manchester United in Bangkok.

“Five weeks ago, when we started pre-season, when he played his first game, the outside world didn’t look good,” Klopp said. sky sports“Not for us, but it’s crazy how we judge people… Wow!”

Nunez flicked home on his Premier League debut in Liverpool’s 2–2 draw with Fulham.

“Imagine if someone did that to us and said, ‘My first day at work didn’t go well. I’m going home and I don’t want to see you again! And there’s no second chance.'” Everything would have been gone! No chance.

“It’s become very good for us and for him. He’s a handful and a different type than what we had. He’s very active and very energetic.Physically he’s really strong, technically he’s obviously more calm, confident and safer in his new surroundings.

“You can’t say, ‘Go on, give it 100 per cent right away.’

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The Liverpool manager also believes Manchester City striker Haaland received similar treatment when Pep Guardiola’s side lost a clash with Klopp’s side in the Community Shield earlier this month.

The Norwegian striker has scored two goals and scored one in his first two Premier League matches in the city colors.

“Interestingly, we beat Manchester City in the pre-season week and everyone was asking, ‘Will Haaland score this or that?'” added Klopp. “One week equals 10 years of football!”

Erling Haaland happy to score his second goal in Man City v West Ham
Erling Haaland happy to score second goal in Man City v West Ham

Klopp: Solving injury crises within teams instead of transfers

Klopp, meanwhile, believes the solution to Liverpool’s midfield problems lies within the team after admitting that “it doesn’t look like anything will happen” during the summer deal.

Thiago Alcantara has been suspended for up to six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the 2-2 draw against Fulham.

Liverpool have been without fellow midfielders Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to injuries and illnesses, but Keita will feature against Palace.

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But Klopp has ruled out the possibility of the club entering the transfer market looking for a midfield addition.

“If we had the right players and the opportunity, we would have done it, but we’ve had a lot of conversations already and it doesn’t look like anything’s going to happen, so I don’t think so.” rice field.

“I’m happy with the strength, size and quality of the team, but there are injuries. There are many solutions. One of them is the transfer market, but only if we can bring in the right players. It makes sense.

“All other solutions are within the team. Clearly too many injuries. Naby will be back on Monday. ”

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