Jurgen Klopp’s so adamant that Liverpool’s squad will be tightly knit and working towards a common cause, he’s claimed that he wouldn’t sign a player whose character didn’t suit – although he did it entirely more bluntly!
Klopp, as reported by the Red Bulletin, promised Reds that, “I would never sign an a****** just because he’s great at football.
“Anyone can have a good day. But you have to be able to perform on a bad day. That’s what you live for as a sportsman. You have to put up a fight.”
No complaints here, Jurgen.
(We wonder how he would have got on with Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling! Although in fairness, the former’s character was never questioned off the pitch…)
Liverpool currently have a squad filled with young talent, and Klopp will hone their attitudes as much as their ability.
We need to instil a never-say-die attitude; a hunger and a belief. The kind which was evident on Thursday night, when Liverpool fought back to down Borussia Dortmund at Anfield.
The victory earned us a spot in the Europa League semi-finals, and Friday saw us draw Spanish outfit Villarreal – currently fourth in La Liga thanks to their outstanding defensive record.
Still, Dortmund hadn’t lost a game in 2016 until earlier this week, and if Klopp can summon the kind of second-half performance he managed to against the Germans, the competition is ours for the taking.