Liverpool boss Klopp confirms Karius to start Maribor clash

Jonathan Hernandez
October 17, 2017

"With the different style of play, everything what is new is more intense for a new player".

But Klopp believes the England global needed time to settle at Anfield after signing on deadline day, but is now ready show his true worth.

Liverpool have failed to win any of their last seven UEFA Champions League group stage matches. That's what I mean when I said we need to be ready for this game tomorrow. This is the last place to do those things.

"Since Alex came in he has been twice with the national team, there have been a lot of games with no training so his start has been interrupted". "There is space for us to improve, of course, but the shape in general is good", added the German manager, sounding humble but confident. We know that's where Liverpool have issues.

"But then Saturday, bang - comes on, uses his speed, really spot on, it was a very nice sign. I can not now mention it if I need it and then when I don't need it then I say it's not important", continued the boss. "We need to be courageous and we need to be concentrated".

Juergen Klopp would not be drawn on how many other changes Liverpool would make but confirmed they have no new injury problems.

The Kop boss has told his side they need to make up lost ground in back-to-back games against the Slovenian minnows after dropping points in draws against Seville and Spartak Moscow.

Back-to-back matches against Slovenian champions Maribor present the Merseysiders with an ideal opportunity to strengthen their claim for progression to the knockout phase, before ending their campaign with a hard trip to Sevilla and home clash with Spartak Moscow. "In some moments they will be compact and together, we have to do the same".

"We have wasted points and the performances have been good".

"It is clear, we have to win, we should not waste time".

Much like in the Premier League, there's no easy matches in Europe, but with that being said, this is one that the Reds should be able to manage with the relative ease that's eluded them since they rolled Arsenal over back in August.

"We want to go to the next round, we got a second draw in Moscow, but now it is only possible if we start collecting points".

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