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Jurgen Klopp Labels Erling Haaland As 'World Best Striker' Ahead Of Sunday Clash

Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed  Erling Haaland as the “best striker in the world” ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City at Anfield.

Klopp sides are winless in three Premier League matches and host in-form City at Anfield.

It’s their first time up against Pep Guardiola’s side with Erling Haaland leading the line, with the striker having scored 15 times in just nine Premier League matches this season.

And Klopp conceded the “sensational” Norwegian would only make life more difficult for his Reds.


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“When (Haaland) was very young, you could see the potential, it was insane.”

“Physically he sets new standards, the combination of being really physical and technical and sensational awareness.

His orientation on the pitch is exceptional, he knows always where the decisive gaps are, barely offside.

“Now at City he has some of the best players in the world at setting up goals – De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Bernardo Silva, – so it’s a perfect fit.

“Obviously when you play against somebody at the moment who is the best striker in the world you have to make sure he doesn’t get that many balls.

“That’s what we will try but obviously against City the problem is if you close Haaland down with too many players you open up gaps for all the other world class players.

“So that will not make life easier, it’s a challenge, it’s a football problem and we will try to find a solution.”

Jurgen Klopp also believed that, Haaland or not, City represent the biggest challenge in football.

But he also said he was not thinking about recent results for either side and that all the focus was on Sunday’s fixture.

He continues:

“When you play City, results left and right [before and after] are not really important

because this game requires all your focus, all the things you know about football.

“I enjoy preparing for the game but it is the biggest challenge you can face in football.

“With City, if you can close them down here, they are there, close down that gap, you open up that gap, so always a challenge.

“But it’s a home game, Anfield, us against Man City, they are at the moment the best team

in the world but we will give it a try, knowing we can get help from a full Anfield and we will try to use that.”

‘He Speaks And I Don’t Understand Anything.’ Darwin Nunez Discussed On Klopp Communications

Liverpool summer signing Darwin Nunez said he is struggling to find his confidence and he ‘he doesn’t understand’ Jurgen Klopp messages.

The former Benfica striker arrived in the summer in a deal that could reach £85million but he has only netted once in the Premier League.

He missed three matches, including a 9-0 drubbing of Bournemouth, due to suspension and has been heavily out-scored by Roberto Firmino,

while he again fired blanks in a rare start against Rangers in Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League win.


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Nunez’s slow start has looked even more pronounced given the stunning form of Manchester City frontman Erling Haaland

and Klopp has fielded countless questions about his record signing’s teething problems.

Now the 23-year-old himself has addressed his patchy form since moving to Anfield and suggested he is second-guessing himself,

while he also revealed that he still struggles to grasp what Klopp says and needs his team-mates to translate for him.

Speaking after the match against Rangers, Nunez was asked by ESPN Colombia about Klopp’s gameplan.


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He said:

‘The truth is that, honestly, in the team talks he speaks and I don’t understand anything.

‘I then ask my team-mates to tell me what he said.

But I think he is very clear about his game.

‘He asks us to make things simple, to not be afraid to play, to have confidence.

And then when we lose the ball he wants us to press. That’s what he always asks for.’


Moving on to his own struggles to adapt at Liverpool.


‘Sometimes I feel indecisive, I don’t feel confident at all.

‘But as training sessions go by and matches [that will increase]. The coach himself always gives me confidence.

‘So do [assistant manager] Pep [Lijnders] and [elite development coach] Vitor [Matos], who speak Portuguese and always translate for me.

‘And then I have my team-mates who talk to me and tell me to be calm.

When they speak to me it calms me because I know that if I do something wrong, they’ll always have my back.’

'He Let His Team-Mates Down' Jurgen Klopp Discuss  On Darwin Nunez Home Horror Debut

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stated new striker Darwin Nunez will learn from his nightmare home debut for Liverpool and come back stronger.

As Anfield bows go it could not have been much worse for the £64m summer signing from Benfica, who was shown a straight red card for a headbutt on Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen.

He became only the second player to be sent off in their first Premier League game for Liverpool at Anfield, after Joe Cole against Arsenal in 2010.

Nunez, who scored on his debut on opening day in a 2-2 draw at Fulham, will now miss the next three games – but how costly could his moment of madness be?

Nunez has only been sent off once before in his career, in his first season at Spanish club Almeria, where he made his professional debut in 2019.

The following year he moved to Benfica for £35m and, after scoring 32 league goals in 57 league appearances, earned a dream summer move to the Premier League.


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“Darwin knows he let his team-mates down. I will leave him alone for a night and then talk to him tomorrow”

“Of course it was a red, he was provoked but that is not how he should behave.”

“It was not a reaction we want to see. He knows he will be challenged in this way, centre-halves will do that, but it is not a reaction we want.

“But we will use the time productively. We will use the suspension for physical work to make him strong – not a punishment but to make him stronger.”

Jurgen Klopp Joins The Doubters Over Barcelona's Summer Spending

The Former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has joined the lengthy list of doubters when it comes to Barcelona’s summer spending.

La Blaugrana’s financial woes are well known and the club have been selling off their assets to try and balance the books,

while simultaneously splashing out on expensive signings like Raphinha, Jules Kounde and Robert Lewandowski for close to €200m.

Speaking to kicker, Klopp admitted he has seen something similar at former club Borussia Dortmund but questioned how Barcelona have turned their struggles into success.


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“Not for a variety of reasons,” he said when asked about Barcelona’s spending. “One reason is I am not a financial professional.

“The second: If I’m told I don’t have any money, then I don’t spend anything anymore.

My credit card has also been cut up twice, luckily that was a few years ago. I’m watching this like a football fan, I don’t understand.

“Barcelona have been outstanding for the past few decades that I have been watching football and I hope they pull it off.

“The only club I know that ever sold the stadium and other assets in advance was Borussia Dortmund.

Aki Watzke had to come at the last second and save the whole thing, and I don’t know if there is an Aki Watzke in Barcelona.”

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has previously hit back at critics of the club’s spending, accusing them of ‘distorting reality’.

Jurgen Klopp Urges Liverpool Fans Not To Judge Darwin Nunez Too 'Early'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has called on fans to be patient with forward Darwin Nunez following his mega money move from Benfica this summer.

Nunez was criticised by some for his first performances in a Reds jersey, struggling in Liverpool’s defeat to Manchester United and win over Crystal Palace.

The forward has, however, bounced back from those games scoring a wonderful quadruple in the friendly victory over RB Leipzig.

Speaking about the new signing to the club’s official website, Klopp insisted that it will take a while for the forward to fully grow into his new surroundings.


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“He has fitted very well in. It’s a new club, everything is new.

Liverpool is a big club, everything went pretty quick for Darwin in the last few years

– his journey is an exciting one and he will make big steps with us, definitely.”

“But it’s a hard pre-season. In the pre-season players should not play like they usually play

because we train really hard, it would be kind of a bad sign that we are not working hard enough if players have the freshest legs ever in the training games.

But in the same moment when you are a new player you get judged every day, everybody speaks about you.

“Everything is so hectic – I’m not sure if it is my age or whatever, it’s just too hectic for me.

I always think, ‘Why are we judging people constantly that early?’ Not only footballers, in general.

“So, everything will be good. It will take time like it always takes time but it’s fine.

I don’t think we know already the way it can go for him because it’s so fresh and he wants to really enjoy every day, but we have a lot of work to do and he has some work to do as well. So, all good.”

“I Am Not Worried At All": Klopp Unconcerned By Nunez's Lack Of Goals In Pre-Season Sofar

Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff have been described as ‘more than satisfied’ with Darwin Nunez’s start to life at Liverpool.

The striker joined the Reds in a blockbuster €100m (£85.2m) transfer back in June – conveniently not long before before prolific forward Sadio Mane departed for Bayern Munich.

However, Nunez was unable to find the back of the net during Liverpool’s pre-season tour in Asia,

skying a very good opportunity in the 4-0 thumping by Man Utd in Bangkok and drawing a blank against Crystal Palace in Singapore – although he was only afforded an hour of action across both matches.


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Aside from that glaring miss, which went viral,

Nunez did test the goalkeeper in his scant time on the pitch in both friendlies with good efforts from half-chances from the angle.

According to The Athletic, Liverpool boss Klopp and his staff are unconcerned by Nunez’s start in front of goal.

The report states that they ‘love’ the player’s ability to manoeuvre away from defenders and work space.

They also believe there are already signs of a potential connection with their attacking full-backs, who have been regular providers for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Mane in recent years.

Speaking on the player following the Palace friendly, Klopp said:

“I am not worried at all [about Nunez].

“The general judgement is 0.0 per cent interesting.

We all know it’s a joke, or a game for some people to pick out some situations where a player is not doing well.

“The only really important thing, first and foremost, is how I judge the situation for the player.

I couldn’t be more calm about it. I am completely convinced about his potential.”

Jurgen Klopp Named Premier League Manager Of The Season & LMA Manager Of The Year

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been named the Premier League Manager of the Season and LMA Manager of the Year for 2021/22.

The German narrowly missed out on winning a second Premier League title with Liverpool in three years,

only losing out to champions Manchester City by a single point after a thrilling final day of the season.

Though success eluded Klopp in the league, Liverpool have enjoyed a tremendous season overall

– and were in with a chance of winning an unprecedented quadruple right up until the last game of the Premier League campaign.


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The Reds have won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup already – beating Chelsea on penalties on both occasions

– and will line up in this Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid, whom they will be seeking revenge against for their defeat in the 2018 edition.

Klopp previously won the Premier League and LMA Manager of the Year awards during the 2019/20 season, when he ended the club’s 30-year wait for a top-flight title.

His second success sees him triumph over fierce adversary Pep Guardiola, who led City to a fourth Premier League title in five seasons after a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Klopp’s Liverpool racked up 92 points during the season, scored 94 goals and lost just twice –

against West Ham in November and away at Leicester in the Reds’ last Premier League game of 2021.

Jurgen Klopp Issues Thiago  Injury Update Ahead Cup Final

Liverpool will likely be without injured midfielder Thiago Alcantara for next week’s Champions League Final, Jurgen Klopp has revealed.

Thiago limped off shortly before half-time after appearing to pull a muscle during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Wolves.

Liverpool will travel to Paris in the week ahead of Saturday’s Final against Real Madrid.


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“I think he’ll be out of the final but I don’t know. He’s limping, so it’s maybe not the best sign,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

Liverpool already have doubts over the fitness of defensive midfielder Fabinho, who suffered a muscle problem against Aston Villa on May 10

and missed the club’s FA Cup triumph on penalties over Chelsea the following week.

The Champions League final in Paris on May 28 is a rematch of the 2018 showpiece in Kiev which Real Madrid won 3-1 after Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was injured early on.

At least the Egyptian looked to have shaken off a knock in the win over Wolves by coming on

and scoring their second goal to finish as joint-top Premier League scorer this season.

Pep Guardiola Welcomes Support Of Man Utd Fans Ahead Of Title Decider

Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola has admitted his surprise that Manchester United fans would generally prefer his side to pip Liverpool to the Premier League title on Sunday.

While Man United and Liverpool share a long-standing and heated rivalry,

City have only really competed with their neighbours since a lucrative takeover in 2008.

Jurgen Klopp’s side also still have a slim chance of winning an unprecedented quadruple, which would eclipse Man Utd’s 1999 treble win.

The Reds have already won the Carabao and FA cups this season, while they will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on 28 May.


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To snatch the Premier League title from Man City, Liverpool must beat Wolves at Anfield and

hope that the Citizens drop points against Aston Villa – managed by Reds legend Steven Gerrard – at the Etihad Stadium.

Speaking to the media ahead of a huge final game of the season, City boss Guardiola

expressed his surprise at having the backing of the club’s Manchester rivals and jokingly urged them to join in the celebrations if things went to plan.

The Catalan had previously jibed that ‘the whole country’ supported Liverpool in the title race.

“So United likes City more than Liverpool? Oh my God, I didn’t know it,” Guardiola admitted.

“Welcome to United fans if they want to join us in the streets but they have to wear the blue shirts, they have to wear it.

I was wrong when I said everybody in this country wants Liverpool to win.”

City and Liverpool kick off at the same time on Sunday among a full bill of Premier League action.

The title race, top four chase and final relegation place will all be decided on the day.

Premier League Manager Of The Month Nominations - March 2022

The five nominees for March’s Premier League manager of the month award have been announced, with Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta among those up for the award.

The list of premier league nominees is completed by Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers and Tottenham Hotspur’s Antonio Conte.

All of the managers up for the prize won an impressive three Premier League games each during March.

Arteta helped Arsenal tighten their grip on a place in the top four in March,

earning impressive wins over Leicester and Aston Villa to put the Gunners three point clear of their closest rivals in the race for Champions League qualification.

The only team to beat Arsenal in March was Klopp’s Liverpool.


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The Reds closed the gap to league leaders Manchester City to just one point this month,

winning all three of the Premier League games without conceding a single goal.

Former Dortmund and PSG manager Tuchel also oversaw three wins out of three in March,

steadying the ship on the pitch at Chelsea while the club go through turmoil at boardroom level.

Rodgers has overseen a mini-resurgence at Leicester City in March, while Conte’s Tottenham impressed in a big win over West Ham to earn his place among the nominees.