Klopp reveals concern about Liverpool defence ahead of league’s opening match

Elena Summers
August 7, 2018

"Very cool with the ball as we saw in the pre-season games when he played in front of 100,000 and 60,000 he wasn't bothered about that, and that's a very important skill".

Salah, who hit 32 Premier League goals last term - a record for a 38-game season, curled in his unstoppable top-corner effort just before the hour.

"He's quite a good footballer - probably as good as the goalie he is!" "I have the opportunity to help him and next time, maybe I will say it".

"He was very, very aware of all situations when he was needed behind a high last line".

The left-back was speaking after Liverpool's emphatic 5-0 friendly win over Napoli in Dublin on Saturday when the Brazilian number one thrilled fans with an audacious long-range, searching pass to Mo Salah on the right wing.

The versatile Reds star, who put his teammates to shame in the first fitness test of Liverpool's preseason, sustained a nasty head injury after an accidental clash of heads with Napoli's Mario Rui in the second half.

"I can imagine you want to hear about that, he's an outstanding talent, outstanding", Klopp told Liverpool's official website after the game at the Aviva Stadium.

Fekir, meanwhile, returned to Lyon this morning following his World Cup excursions and commented on his future by saying: "The transfer window is still long & everything goes very quickly in football".

The most interesting questions are still in defence, where Klopp has refused to really strengthen properly. That's pretty much the case.

The former Borussia Dortmund man also spoke of his desire to experience a cricket match, but we'll assume that he ranks the first two as the most burning desires at the moment.

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