Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given his impressions on his new players’ display after four pre-season matches.
It should be recalled that the Reds signed three outfield players and a goalkeeper last month, though, he still hopes to bring in at least two new faces to his team before the close of the transfer period on Thursday.
Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Alisson Becker were all added to the Reds this summer as the German tactician hopes to close the gap on Manchester City in the coming season.
Having watched each players during their pre-season matches, Klopp has revealed how he felt about each player and where they need to improve individually before the season begins.
While speaking on Fabinho’s performance for the Reds so far, Klopp said is he is glad about the Brazilian midfielder and he believes there is room for improvement.
He said the former Monaco star is offensively great but he still struggling to get used to his tactics.
“Fabinho, much better in offensive pressing, but still struggling a bit as not fresh enough. It’s been a hard pre-season for him.” the German speaks of his new signing.
Klopp also speaks on Shaqiri’s display, he is impressed with the former Stoke city’s winger/midfielder.
According to him, the Swiss is a versatile player who was awesome while playing as a winger, playmaker and a centre-forward.
“Shaqiri comes on as a nine and looked really good. He can play as a 10 and on the wing. It was fantastic what he did.” he was quoted by Metro
As for Naby Keita, Klopp claimed that the Guinea international is not a finished product yet and he needs to work on his defensive abilities ahead of the coming season.
“Naby played 50 minutes at the highest level and then left some gaps open, transition in defence could be better, so many things to work on.” Klopp concluded