Klopp wants composure as Saints arrive at Anfield

Date published: Sunday 25th October 2015 10:57

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Jurgen Klopp has urged his players to show more composure in the penalty area as Liverpool prepare to host Southampton on Sunday.

Klopp has said he thinks his players need to relax in the penalty area and make better decisions after guiding the Reds to two draws in his opening two games against Tottenham Hotspur and Rubin Kazan.

Liverpool had 35 shots on goal against Rubin Kazan in midweek, but they could still only muster a 1-1 draw, despite the Russians being reduced to 10 men.

“It is important to get more stable, but I saw the pressure on the players when they missed a chance,” said Klopp.

“I saw some players they were so stiff in their minds… ‘Now we have to shoot’… we have to decide better (when it comes to) shooting, passing. When we go in the box we have to be better.

“It is only important you are always able to make the right decision at the right time because they have the quality to finish and create chances.

“We created chances against a deep defending opponent (Rubin Kazan) and we had many situations where we were close – and close is better than far away.

“Sometimes you have to show them when to shoot and where the other options are and then the boys have to decide by themselves.

“I am still cool with the situation. If they stay healthy these guys then we can work.”

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