Jurgen Klopp fills up for Liverpool as next up is Ajax
Liverpool have looked at their backdrops from their Champions League loss to Napoli and are hunting to find consistency in their performances again if they are willing to beat Ajax Amsterdam in their second group game, Boss Juergen Klopp said on Monday.
Klopp has claimed that the 4-1 loss at Napoli last week was the “worst game we played since I was here”, adding that analyzing the match was almost to watching a “horror film” with at least eight players playing below their natural game. “We had a meeting, showed them the situations and I didn’t have to say a lot, the players know. We brought ourselves to this situation,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s game at home. “We had obvious football problems which were from misjudgments. Everyone wanted to sort it by themselves, there was no structure.
“We had four or five days now of absolute truth, not to knock the players down, just to make sure where we are now. This is the starting point for us to sort the problems together on the pitch, no pointing at each other.” added the Liverpool manager.
“The expected return date is somewhere in October,” Klopp said. “With Ox it’s the same. That’s why the two boys are not in the Champions League squad.”
Moreover, Ajax are on a roll as they have won all their previous matches this season and with this the German was all praises for them.
“Ajax are in the Champions League, and they belong there. Are they the strongest team in the competition? I haven’t seen the rest yet; we have to show a reaction but that doesn’t guarantee a result against Ajax. They’ve won all their games this season, they’ve had a massive rebuild but they’re doing a really good job.
“We have not been consistent enough this season and we have to show that again. And that always starts with defending better.” concluded the Jurgen Klopp.