Klopp reacts to Tsimikas debut in ‘tremendous intense’ Liverpool take a look at
Jurgen Klopp was happy with Kostas Tsimikas’ Liverpool debut, with the participant admitting his first few weeks on the membership have been “actually exhausting”.
Tsimikas is Liverpool’s solely summer season signing to date, with the left-back introduced in from Olympiacos to offer cowl for Andy Robertson.
The Greek worldwide made his debut for the membership in their 3-0 win over Stuttgart in pre-season, approaching as a half-time substitute.
And whereas admitting there are challenges forward for the 24-year-old, Klopp thinks Tsimikas made a superb first impression.
Talking to LFC TV about Tsimikas’ debut, Klopp mentioned: “Good, good. He’s a reasonably fast participant, clearly, and fairly assured as you’ll hear in a second in his interview.
“However he’s a extremely good participant, and he did properly. After all, the following problem for him is to get used to all our defending issues.
“It’s going to take time, little question. However when he has the ball it seems to be not so dangerous.”
Liverpool emerged victorious on the finish of their conflict with Stuttgart, which occurred in Austria. Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita and Rhian Brewster received the targets.
Giving his total ideas on the sport, Klopp added: “I’m very glad, very glad. It was an excellent intense session for us at the moment as a result of the climate, wow, it rained like loopy, the pitch was actually tough – you may see the water was nonetheless on the pitch.
“That makes soccer video games all the time difficult. Good organised opponent clearly however we scored good targets and for me most necessary was that we felt 45 minutes [of] soccer is completely different to a 90-minute session, as a result of in classes you make breaks, drinks break. Right here is not any break, so that you simply should undergo.
“That was an important factor to do at the moment and the boys did it, they felt the depth of the sport – superb. Tomorrow we do some bit much less, Monday two classes, Tuesday is Salzburg, attention-grabbing. So, it’s all good. I believe Ki-Jana [Hoever] rolled the ankle a bit bit however other than that all of them must be effective, which is clearly essential.”
“How we made the targets, I might say that was completely distinctive. Clearly Taki [Takumi Minamino] is in fairly fine condition, Kostas confirmed some good glimpses of his expertise.
“We all know we now have good boys right here and that appeared properly. Curtis [Jones] first half [was] clearly across the targets, Harvey [Elliott] hard-working till the tip, Rhian may have shot right here, however they appear actually promising. How I mentioned, they needed to work at the moment and that’s what they did, so I’m effective with the efficiency.”
TSIMIKAS VOWS TO BE READY FOR NEW SEASON
As promised by his supervisor, Tsimikas confirmed his confidence in his personal post-match interview.
The complete-back mentioned he was glad to have put his new directions into observe, vowing to be prepared when the Premier League begins in September.
“I really feel superb,” Tsimikas mentioned. “I’m very glad I did my debut, now I’ve to work to play extra within the league video games and I need to be prepared for the whole lot.
“It was a superb efficiency. We did what we do all today in coaching, what the coach desires, we did within the pitch. We gained and now we need to be prepared for the ultimate (Neighborhood Protect vs Arsenal) on the twenty ninth.”
Reflecting on the entire technique of settling in since his transfer, Tsimikas admitted coaching has been robust. Nevertheless, he thanked his new teammates for serving to him make a profitable transition.
“Actually exhausting, the classes, however I’ve to strive lots to work exhausting and to be prepared,” he mentioned.
“Each participant right here made me welcome. A giant thanks, they helped me lots to do my finest on the pitch, to offer the whole lot, and all collectively we hope for the most effective.
“All these pleasant video games are tough. The primary half is we now have to be match, that’s why, to begin with, I attempt to run lots and play exhausting.
“The result’s most necessary, even in pleasant video games forward of the aggressive video games. I need to begin the brand new season. I’m wanting ahead to it and I hope we’ll obtain our targets.”
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