Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes there is no hiding from his side trashing at the hands of Manchester United during their pre-season friendly. Erik ten Hag got his Manchester United career off to the best possible start thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho, Fred, Anthony Martial, and Facundo Pellistri. Liverpool on the other hand started the game with as many as five teenagers and was punished for errors in the first half which underlined the lack of match practice.
“The result is there, so we have to accept that. But of course, I think it’s clear we could have scored our goals as well. Then it would have been an even more spectacular game,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said after the loss to Manchester United. “The goals we gave away for United, we nearly got assists for it, to be honest. But they used the chances and that’s how it is. But I saw a lot of really good stuff from my team as well. The game obviously came a little bit early for us and a few of our players. It was pretty clear where we made the mistakes but you have to keep on playing and that’s what we did we could have scored three or four in the last five minutes – but we didn’t and that’s our fault. Atmosphere great, welcome fantastic, the organization really, really good. But result not.”
“I understand we have to talk about [the new signings] but for us, it makes no sense,” he added. “Fabio is here for eight days and Darwin for three days. He has massive blisters on his feet. We’ve all experienced that in our lives and it doesn’t feel different for a professional footballer – it’s really painful. But that’s the situation.”