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Liverpool press conference: Jürgen Klopp ahead of Wolves

Liverpool press conference: Jürgen Klopp live

Jürgen Klopp press conference (Wolves vs Liverpool)

And that's that! Short and sweet.

Relaxed as always, Klopp had some positive updates from the treatment room but other than that it was let's keep working and keep going.

On last season's 'single point' impact on this one

"We learned from last year but the one point had absolutely no impact.

"We learned we are a good foootball team. We used that. It's about using your football skills, character, attitude, team play... in all Premier League games.

"It wasn't about 'next year we'll catch them [Man City]. Nobody had any idea.

"We had to look at our next steps and it was nothing to do with their next steps."

On Oxlade-Chamberlain 'looking frustrated', Klopp wasn't having it.

"He's in good shape. He just looks like this.

"I've asked him and he says it's fine. It's normal, he wants to play 90 minutes. He's an important player for us. We have to learn from our past. There are moments when I try to read the players in a game.

"He got a knock and... we have to make a decision.

"It's all good, all OK. We have a lot of options... Ox has helped us."

Fabinho and big praise for goalkeeper Alisson

"We came through, thank God.

"In a different squad situation maybe Fabinho would have trained better around the United game. He's getting closer and closer.

"Alisson is exceeding expectations, taking steps, and doing so as a person.

"We have a lot of really good guys but he's a very special person. His technique has improved, he makes difficult things look easy. A fantastic goalkeeper and a fantastic boy."

On last Wolves game and the VAR decisions

"Both decisions were right so there is no need to discuss them after the game.

"They are difficult to play... they make the pitch really big. There are solutions for them, solutions for us. But we have to work hard."

Asked about where the team can improve Klopp says "concentration"

"We do a lot of things right... Concentration drops at times. You don''t finish out the game.

"Five minutes before half-time and at the end, United came back into the game which should have already been decided.

"How can we help ourselves... creating constantly. We need to find a common way in situations to dominate differently"

On Shaqiri interest

"In the majority of December we had a squad full of kids. We have to make sure our boys are in the best possible shape until we use them.

"So how could we think about giving away anyone? If someone came along and asked properly...but they didn't."

Klopp's in the room and is quickly up with some positive squad news...

"Lovren trained since the start of the week, so good. Millie not in the team training, Naby not in team training, Shaq not in team training. But all soon back.

"In a different squad situation maybe Fabinho would have trained better around the United game. He's getting closer and closer."

Can you name them?

The first ever starting line-up under Klopp featuerd three players who are still part of the squad. Answer in a few moments...

James Milner, Adam Lallana and Divock Origi

If fans could have known then what would happen...

The hard work is paying off, but this trip to Wolves could be one of the toughest of the season.

The boss should be speaking to us at 13:30 local time in England (14:30 CET).

Although we'd like to think that no journalist will ask the obvious question about the league already being won (we know the answer that will be given), if Klopp's side is able to see out the season successfully, he would become the first German manager to do so in the English top flight.

Going streaking

The incredible unbeaten streak this season - taking 64 points out of an available 66 - also stretches back to the very beginning of 2019. Eventual title-winners Manchester City beat the visitors 2-1 on 3 January, which was the last time they tasted league defeat. Impressively that loss had broken Liverpool's 20-game run!

Avoiding defeat against Wolves will take them higher up the European record table, which you can read more about here.

The Reds are enjoying a record-breaking season and it will be interesting to hear what manager Jürgen Klopp has to say about how the development of the team is going, and what the mood is like around the players.

Countdown to Klopp talk

Hello and thank you for joining us as we take in the Liverpool FC press conference on the eve of their Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday 23 January.


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