Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has been speaking to the media ahead of this weekend’s match against Wolves.
Here is what he has had to say.
On learning from defeat
“There are things we can use last week absolutely we can use.”
On Mohamed Salah’s lack of form
“Mo hasn’t lost confidence, it’s like all strikers, when it’s going well then it’s going well and they can go through periods like he is. Each striker benefits from settled things, everyone knows that.”
On Chelsea’s spending
“I say nothing without my lawyer. I don’t understand this part of the business but it’s a big number. They are all really good players so congratulations.
“I don’t understand how it’s possible, but it’s not for me to explain how it works.”
“Generally, it’s looking better. Jota had a full session with the team this week. I think he will be pretty much back in training next week.
“Bobby [Firmino] is getting closer. Luis [Díaz] is running now, that will take a few weeks still. Ibou [Konaté] is out. Virgil [van Dijk] is getting closer, but not ready for the game. Nothing else so far but there are still two hours until training.
“Ibou has a muscle injury and we don’t think it’s massive. After the game I asked him and he said it was okay. Then treatment, scan and out. It’s not cool. Joey and Joel played together before so not massive problem, but not perfect.”
On playing Wolves for the third time in a month
“It’s not a massive challenge. There are changes possible, which makes a difference. These kind of things happen. Both teams know each other pretty well and they are doing well. They were very competitive in all the games.”
On a tough run
“I don’t worry about a run of fixtures, not at all. We have to use the time we have on our hands to improve, play the football we want to play and work on the things we think are massively necessary.”
On Andy Robertson’s comments post-Brighton
“Directly after the game, we all have the same level of disappointment. He wears his heart on his sleeve, which is good. It’s not more of a problem than for me, not at all. We love this game, and the boys especially because they can still play it, and a big part of it is a desire to win football games. When you don’t achieve that, it’s difficult.”
On key players struggling for form
“It’s something you have to deal with. Of course some players didn’t reach the level that have reached for us consistently.
“One of the best examples is Marcus Rashford, the season he had last year and this year. I’m not sure he can even explain it. That’s how it goes. The time between these two extremes, you have to fight through it.”
On making changes
“We’ve always changed little things and most of the times it has been an immediate improvement and that’s really enjoyable. We have changed systems more often this season than ever, main reason is because we haven’t defended as well. We’ve played 4-4-2 quite frequently.”
On Fabinho’s form
“There are no arguments. or anything like that. He knows that he’s not flying.
“It’s now really helpful we have Stefan [Bajcetic] as we need this, the guy who wants to win challenges and protects everyone and plays football. Fabinho for plenty of years has been absolutely brilliant but at moment, it’s not clicking.”