Team coach announced Liverpool, german coach Jürgen Klopp About all the changes that his team needs after a big defeat against Real Madrid.
Real beat Liverpool 5-2 in the first leg of the Champions League final at Anfield Road, the Reds’ stronghold.
Jurgen Klopp reveals what his team needs after a major defeat at Real Madrid
Jurgen Klopp said at a press conference before the match against Crystal Palace: “Yes, we need transfers. What could be another scenario? Our plans have changed a lot.”
He added: “We are all affected by what happened recently. We are definitely not stupid. We do not say: today is not good and we need to change. Everything is very clear.”
He stressed: “The team has a great history, and the club is run not only by money. Our transfers are always focused on certain targets and this complicates things because we can’t make 4 signings until we know who is leaving.
And Jürgen Klopp added: “Last year I said it twice and I don’t know how many times I will say it: I knew how difficult things were and that is one of the reasons why I signed a new contract to ensure that we let’s not go through with it and then leave them next season.”
And he continued: “It’s not because I’m so cool, but just imagine the same situation with another coach, everyone would say: bring Klopp back again. We didn’t, and that’s okay. Some people want me to leave, and that’s fine, I can understand that, but it’s about the stability of the club.
The German added: “Last season we played until the last minute and if we want to change, we can’t just include new players and then say, ‘Oh my God, no one wants to leave.’ Things don’t work like that.”
And he continued: “We played until the last minute and played in the Champions League final, then we had a short holiday, a lot of injuries, and the World Cup stopped. All the problems that we faced, we knew that they would be, and it’s a long time for me, because I always have to confront you at press conferences.
He continued, “Trust me, I don’t want to talk about it all the time, but I have to think about it all the time. It’s a good conversation because at least I won’t have to read about what I’m thinking the next day instead of what I say.”
He said: “Now people are not happy and we are trying to fight and come up with the best of this season. This is an idea. Bad times benefit subsequent good times, otherwise they are useless unless things get better.”
And Jurgen Klopp concluded: “Now we have the hottest weather when we lose a match. Everyone wants to kick everyone out. And when we win a match, they demand an extension of my contract. I grew up on this. We must go according to our plans.”