English Premiership

Stewart wants to keep impressing Klopp

2016-04-12 22:15
Kevin Stewart (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart knows that he has to keep taking advantage of his opportunities after an eye-catching full debut against Stoke this weekend.

The youngster is one of a number of squad players given an opportunity to impress their manager in a match that saw a number of first-team players rested.

"It was great to play the full 90 after coming back from injury and to be part of such a good team performance," Stewart told The Liverpool Echo, referring to the ankle-ligament injury he sustained on the training ground in February.

"To get those minutes under my belt will really help me. It was my first Premier League start and hopefully I can get a few more and stay injury free," he added.

The 22-year-old, who signed a new contract with the Reds during his time on the sidelines, said that while he was happy with his performance, he knows that there are areas in his play that need improvement: "There were a few mistakes in there which I'll need to learn from but overall I think it went well. I tired a bit towards the end but that was down to not having played much recently. I'll get that fitness back."

Stewart added that boss Jurgen Klopp made it very clear what was needed of him. "The manager told me to keep things simple - to be aggressive, to be confident and to defend well."

The ex-Tottenham player also said that Klopp's management style benefits a young player who is working hard to break into the first team.

"He takes the pressure off players and gives you the belief to go out there and perform. The manager has shown a lot of faith in me and that gives me confidence. I need to keep improving and listening to him."

Read more on:    liverpool  |  english premiership  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Burnley v Stoke City, Turf Moor 21:45
Crystal Palace v Watford, Selhurst Park 22:00
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea, The John Smith's Stadium 22:00
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Swansea City v Manchester City, Liberty Stadium 21:45
Newcastle United v Everton, St. James' Park 21:45
Southampton v Leicester City, St. Mary's Stadium 21:45
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion, Anfield 22:00
West Ham United v Arsenal, London Stadium 22:00
Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth, Old Trafford 22:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion, Wembley Stadium 22:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.