I forgot how big Liverpool's league lead was, admits Klopp

Ross Houston
January 24, 2020

The Switzerland worldwide has been restricted to three starts this season and while Klopp has been an advocate of allowing players to leave in order to gain regular minutes, the manager has to put the interests of the league leaders before that of any individual mid-season.

As reported by the Metro, speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Wolves on Thursday, Klopp said: "He is not frustrated, he just looks like this. We have to keep them for sorting our situation and not the situation for different clubs".

"If someone came around the corner and asked properly... but that didn't happen".

"Until the team is successful and I'm also successful, for me, I think it's necessary to sacrifice myself to give everything possible for the team, and the team will give me (that) back for sure - every single player", he told Liverpool's official website.

'Maybe they are desperate, whatever, and we think, but there is absolutely no intention from our side to do anything'.

Questions still remain over Xherdan Shaqiri's long-term future at Liverpool.

Shaqiri was signed by the Reds from Stoke City in July 2018 and has provided important cameos in the Anfield outfit's side at times since then.

Klopp, meanwhile, has praised goalkeeper Alisson Becker for "making hard things look easy".

Mane has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season including 11 times in the Premier League.

Alisson caught the eye on Sunday with his assist for Mohamed Salah against Manchester United - and 100-yard sprint to join the celebrations in front of the Kop - but it was the quality of his handling and decision-making that so impressed.

"As a goalkeeper we knew what we would get". 'Yes, he made steps, which is normal. He is a very calm person, family guy, good friend.

"His goalkeeper techniques improve and improve, making hard things look easy, but he has to stay like this". A fantastic boy and a fantastic goalkeeper. You have to make a decision. As I've always said, it's the most unthankful [thankless] job in the world. So far this season, the former Arsenal man has failed to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League for the runaway league leaders.

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