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Every word from Jurgen Klopp press conference as Liverpool boss gives transfer and injury updates

Jurgen Klopp will hold his pre-match press conference at the AXA training ground ahead of the visit of Newcastle United to Anfield

 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be speaking to the media this afternoon at the AXA training ground in Kirkby as the Reds prepare to face Newcastle United at Anfield on Wednesday night

It’s a quick turnaround for the Reds as they look to follow up on their first win of the Premier League season on Saturday, having demolished Bournemouth 9-0 at the weekend in what turned out to be Scott Parker’s final game in charge of the visitors.

It’s unlikely we’ll see a similar scoreline on Wednesday, but Klopp will be hoping for a similar display after his side finally found their feet in the new campaign.

The German will no doubt be hoping for some good news on the injury front, having declared Thiago, Curtis Jones and Joel Matip to be not too far away last week, while Caoimhin Kelleher and Diogo Jota are also said to be close. And with just over a couple of days remaining in the transfer window, there’s no shortage of midfielders being linked to the club.

Our  Liverpool reporters will be in Kirkby, ready to bring you all the updates from the press conference as soon as we have them, with the media gathering scheduled to get underway at 1.30pm UK time.

 

Operating in the transfer market

Let me say it like this, from time to time, I would like to risk a bit more [in the market] but I don’t decide that. We have a great team and we will really try to squeeze everything out of this season.

Injury updates

Jota can train from Thursday, Thiago slightly later. Ramsay is closer, Kelleher is walking outside for GK training.

Eddie Howe and Newcastle

If Eddie Howe gets time, I am not sure they need another transfer window. Newcastle is a great club. They have everything you need to be a top-six club, or whatever that means.

On spending and transfers

I am not careful, we get told what is possible and what isn’t. That’s it. In this range we try to work it. There’s no criticism, we became champions in a season when we didn’t sign anyone. We have an existing team as well. All the players we have here we want to be here.

I want to develop the club, the squad and be successful.

Signing the ‘right players’

Signing players never makes sense if they are not the right ones, why would you do that?

The sacking of Scott Parker

When I heard [the Scott Parker news] today I realised how important it is in this moment to have the right owners at the football club.”

Some clubs are owned by countries but others have a structure like us and maybe Arsenal. Then 3 teams who came up, Nottingham are spending, Fulham is and I can’t remember Bournemouth doing a lot, which is difficult for a coach. I felt for Scott.

Alisson’s first clean sheet in 8 Premier League games

He wants to have a clean sheet but he was not desperate. That’s why I was really happy with it. 5-0 at half time, sometimes the other team sneak one in but the boys didn’t let that happen. Clean sheets are for all of us. Let’s carry on.

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