Liverpool boss Klopp bemused by media’s ‘obsession’

Date published: Monday 22nd August 2016 2:41

Jurgen Klopp: Aiming for consistency

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit out at the media’s obsession with transfers and is looking forward to the summer window closing.

The German was once again facing the press ahead of the Reds’ EFL Cup clash against Burton and his latest comments come after stating that he would be an ‘idiot’ to make transfers based on one defeat at Burnley.

“I wait for the day when the transfer window is closed,” he said at his pre-match press conference. “I can’t believe how obsessed you all are with this.

“What will happen we will see, I don’t know in this moment, but we do not have a preferred position to sign players.”

Klopp admitted that the players are still hurt from the shock loss at Turf Moor, but will ultimately learn from the experience.

(They learned) different things. It doesn’t feel good and it still doesn’t feel good,” he added. “The first goal was too early. Development never works like you actually want it to, you have to take the knocks sometimes.

Klopp was also asked about whether Divock Origi would play a more prominent role in the side at Burton, but the German is wanting to see improvement from the Belgian international.

Klopp said: “Physically, he can make another step. But on the other side, he has no rhythm in the moment, which you can see.

“Saturday [against Burnley] was clear, we could have played another 20 minutes and not scored. He needs to find that rhythm again.

“He is so skilled, but he needs to use them all in the right moment. He is not a very experienced player, he needs to sort all of his skills. He needs to use the right skill in the right moment.”

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