Klopp keen to shore up Liverpool defence ahead of Moscow test

Taylor Byrd
September 26, 2017

Liverpool and Manchester United supporters have been warned that they face jail if this week's Champions League games in Moscow are marred by hooliganism. It was a similar story for Spartak Moscow, their opponents on Tuesday, who drew their own opening match 1-1 with group minnows NK Maribor.

"I am not sure if I have to make a decision like this [the club's 'Champions League goalkeeper']".

The tipping point came when Klopp, whose side are looking to take control of Group E by beating Spartak Moscow, was asked by one broadcaster which of his players "he loved" following Mauricio Pochettino's weekend comments about Harry Kane.

Translation problems, technical difficulties and some obscure questions from both local and worldwide media frustrated the Liverpool manager, who declared the final question of the session a "waste of time". "I don't think it's just down to the defence", he said.

Klopp was asked to comment on, among other things, a specific tackle in Spartak's 2-2 with Anzhi on Saturday, on rumours linking Spartak winger Quincy Promes with Anfield and whether he "loved" any of his Liverpool players.

'It's easy to talk after a game when we don't know how often he's scored.

'Phil is still a young player so I hope he can still develop. Three goals or whatever, Actually I love Harry too.

The German confirmed that Sadio Mane, who has been sidelined through suspension in Liverpool's domestic campaigns, will be available for selection. "I love good footballers that is how it is".

There is a big temptation then to follow the trend and make an investment on the goals to flow and it is just a question of how courageous you feel. It is not important for Russian Federation.

Following back-to-back draws, the capital club were thrashed 5-1 at Zenit St Petersburg before losing derbies against CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow.

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