Jurgen Klopp’s started life on English shores well, yet to lose in five matches and reinvigorating the Liverpool fan-base, but he’s very much still getting used to Premier League culture.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss discussed the early expectations and the media’s demand on him to make season targets – despite having only arrived at the start of last month.
Similarly, he’s perplexed by the persistent transfer market questions, as to be fair, are most genuine football fans.
“I can’t believe that England is so impatient! It is much more difficult,” Klopp began, on the back of his first Premier League victory.
“I have been here three weeks. Everyone tells me ‘you want to buy this player, this player, this player’. But development is to work with the players you have. It’s like if you have a problem with your wife, you don’t want to change every day!
“That is the thing, you just work and work and get better. You don’t think about the summer of 2016. I don’t know what will be there. We have to try and work, and get closer and see what we can achieve,” Klopp continued, cited in the Telegraph.
“We have to improve everything and then we can talk about where we will be in the table but, at this moment, in November, we cannot talk. I have my first free day since I am in Liverpool and then we start again. We will see what we can do.”
Klopp and his squad will be on Cloud 9 after Saturday’s extraordinary victory, which showed signs that the players are mastering the manager’s ways. They pressed relentlessly and passed the ball cleverly in attack, scoring three goals at Stamford Bridge in the process.
Next up is a tricky and irritatingly timed trip to Russia to face Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, where the boss will likely deploy a changed lineup with Sunday’s Premier League fixture versus Crystal Palace in mind.