Jurgen Klopp loves a good soundbite…
And he dropped another classic yesterday!
The manager was talking about Mo Salah and the media’s love for our Egyptian flyer, joking that nobody else at Liverpool is getting any attention anymore…
So much so, the group could train naked and the journalists would still focus on our 40-goal no.11.
“It is a really good group and, with Mo, everyone really likes the hype around him, all the boys,” Klopp told Goal.
“When we came out for the Champions League training before Man City, I said, ‘Come on everybody, let’s go out naked because no one will realise — they are just looking at Mo’.
“Now we go to Rome. I don’t think the hype will be a little bit less. But it is all okay.
“The boys created the atmosphere in the group. In a successful team, there is always a good atmosphere. Other teams can have very good players, but no group.
“There is so much that is positive – we are a team. The boys are all together.
“We have a big chance here to create something for the future. We are still young and full of potential. My impression is that they are all excited about being in this group.”
The positive vibe around the squad is currently shared by the fans, too.
Against Bournemouth, there was a real carnival atmosphere at Anfield – even when we were only 1-0 up quite late on in the match.
At various points during Klopp’s tenure, fans would be sat there biting nails and grimacing, much to the manager’s discontent – but this seems to be changing.
Anfield trusts Klopp and his players – and deservedly so.
We may finish this season without any silverware if we’re not triumphant in the Champions League, but things are on the up. We’re a club united and nothing should change the positivity putting a smile on everyone’s faces every day.