Premier League: Doesn't matter what others think of Liverpool, says Jurgen Klopp
Liverpoool manager Juergen Klopp is not bothered about what others think of the club and says what the team think of themselves is the only opinion that matters.
Liverpool: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not bothered about what others think of the club and says what the team think of themselves is the only opinion that matters.
Liverpool's fluid and fast football has taken them to the top of the Premier League table, inviting praise from opposition managers.
"It's not a big value for us what other teams think about us. The main thing is that we actually think about ourselves," Klopp told Goal.com.
"I know about the problems we could have in the future, and we need to stay in the race. It's not about celebrating each time like 'my God, that was so fantastic'," the German said.
"It's a kind of sign and confidence we need to have that we celebrate it in the moment, then we accept this is normal - this is our quality and what we expect."
"We have big expectations on ourselves and I’m not pessimistic, but I don’t like to make these positive assessments all the time."
Liverpool travel to the St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday to face Southampton as the league resumes after the international break.
Premier League: Injured Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott calls Leeds defender Pascal Struijk's ban 'wrong'
Leeds said Wednesday the club have failed with their appeal against Struijk’s sending-off, which happened in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win in the Premier League at Elland Road. Elliott required a lengthy period of treatment before being carried off on a stretcher, and underwent surgery on Tuesday.
United were made to work harder than expected for the three points, but were able to rely on Ronaldo's predatory instincts to strike twice either side of Javier Manquillo's well-worked equaliser.
Elliott sustained the gruesome injury after a challenge by Leeds defender Pascal Struijk, who was sent off after a VAR review.