Liverpool begain their pre-season fixtures by dropping to Manchester United and now going into Saturday’s Group Defend in opposition to Manchester Metropolis off the again of one other defeat, although outcomes are actually not but the complete precedence headed into the brand new season.
Klopp named an inexperienced facet in opposition to Salzburg, with Luis Diaz, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah launched on the hour mark with the Reds a aim down. The cavalry had been unable to search out an equaliser.
The main focus now shifts to Wembley, although the Liverpool boss has warned his gamers there’s a lot to enhance.
“First half we made too many errors, which they might use,” Klopp instructed the membership’s official web site.
“We had good moments as effectively, we might have scored clearly in the entire sport like 4 or 5 objectives a minimum of. Didn’t try this as a result of we had been within the first half – if you wish to discuss soccer – we had been too open, we had been too large, we weren’t linked sufficient in moments while you lose the ball.
“Then all the pieces is open, it’s like a motorway, and with their pace that’s how that they had their possibilities, particularly while you lose easy passes the place no one can react actually.”
He added: “We performed the sport out of full coaching. We needed to make plenty of adjustments – that’s superb, I take that. However what I can say: it’s actually a minimum of common to lose a sport.”
Darwin Nunez began the match however was unable to search out the form of goalscoring contact he produced in opposition to RB Leipzig, when he scored 4 objectives in a half.
Liverpool’s big-money signing has come beneath plenty of scrutiny in pre-season, however Klopp defended the striker for his quiet show up in opposition to the Salzburg defence.
“Darwin was a lot too usually alone,” Klopp mentioned. “All people dropped, all people was concerned within the build-up however too large and we might solely cross the ball to Darwin within the field.
“He had his moments and practically scored, however he wants rather more help round him.”