English Premiership

Klopp delights at Coutinho and Salah

2017-07-30 19:11
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp could hardly contain his excitement as he hailed the performances of Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah during their 3-0 win over Hertha Berlin.

While they were both generally impressive on the day, as Dominic Solanke (15) and Georginio Wijnaldum (38) scored first half goals to give the Reds a commanding lead, it was the third goal, made by Coutinho and scored by Salah that had Klopp purring.

With an hour on the clock at the Olympiastadion Berlin, Salah delightfully lobbed Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein after racing onto a superb ball over the top from Coutinho.

Speaking after the match, a delighted Klopp said: "I think players like this understand each other. It's a good thing with having players of this quality. I was pleased but it was what I expected.

"The pass was nice and the finish was not too bad also."

Former Chelsea striker Solanke was also impressive, as was left-back Andrew Robertson, who recently signed from Hull, with Klopp continuing: "The new players are maybe better than people thought they will be.

"I think we said early that we want to build on the squad from last year, and that's what we've tried to do. For the moment, we're really happy.

"We don't have many injuries now, which is the best news and if we can stay fit, we can be very strong. Unfortunately, the other teams are also really pretty strong in England, so we have no choice but to be at our highest."

Up next for Liverpool is a clash with Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup on Tuesday, and then a friendly clash with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, with their Premier League season starting against Watford the following weekend.

"We are not where we want to be yet, but that is what pre-season is for. We have to work really hard now, because we've got a long, long journey ahead. In this moment, it's good that everyone looks really positive, in tune, and that's how it should be, concluded the German mentor.

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