In the recent encounter between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, the Liverpool side had lost the match 3-2, however Jurgen Klopp, their coach is optimistic about his side’s performance in the long season ahead.
Notably, this was a pre-season friendly match in which the Reds had to face defeat.
Klopp chose to take only the positives out of their first pre-season match.
Young players Harry Wilson, Rhian Brewster scored for Liverpool, but all in vain as they conceded three goals as opposed to scoring just two. Interestingly, Borussia Dortmund was Jurgen Klopp’s former team.
Proven international players like Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk came into the picture only in the second half and Klopp believed that it was the fresh players who made the difference in the heatwave.
Klopp mentioned that it was tough for the teams under the “warm” circumstances.
He went on to state how Dortmund introduced “fresh legs” at the correct time and how that was the difference in the match.
He believed that the early minutes of second-half were the deciding factor of the match.
“It was an important session for us all. Sixty minutes for one team was maybe a bit too much, but they had to go through this,” Klopp said.
“Thirty minutes for the other team was exactly right. That’s the situation we face at the moment, that’s early pre-season, we have to do it like this and use it as the main sessions.
“How we conceded the goals was due to lack of organisation around the situations. When you change a lot in the team, then it’s quite difficult to have the perfect organisation. This will be better later in pre-season.
“I still don’t like what I see in the game very often in pre-season, but I know the reason for it.”