Liverpool coach Klopp focuses on defensive discipline

Steven Gerrard preparing Liverpool's U18 players for Jurgen Klopp
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30 July, 2017

It's been a massive learning experience for me, especially alongside the players we have in the squad. He will tell me if he thinks I should be doing something else, he will praise me. But it makes it special when you get advice from someone like him.

Enjoy the bemused but happy faces of players who love Klopp too much to protest cycling everywhere, and some mildly creepy pictures of their afternoon dip.

"I respect the other players and I know how good a job they can do but I've just got to bring my A-game and hopefully it's enough for me to be first choice".

"So, for example, if one of them jumps out of my group and goes into [Neil Critchley's U23s] group I'm not going to feel like they are going to let me down or let the club down, and it's the same when Critch passes them on to Jurgen".

Sturridge only started seven Premier League games last season, but was instrumental as Liverpool beat West Ham at the London Stadium in particular at the end of the season, when the pressure was on for them to take maximum points.

But boss Jurgen Klopp said: "It was clear from the first day there's a little bit of tendon involved, so that means that it's around 10 days".

It's a warm up to a blockbuster clash with Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup on Tuesday, and could see new signing Andrew Robertson handed his debut.

Jürgen Klopp has named Philippe Coutinho in Liverpool's starting line-up for Saturday evening's friendly against Hertha Berlin in Germany. It's a fantastic area - maybe the most attractive area in the whole of Germany.

"We don't have to talk about what a difference he could make", Klopp continued.

"We want to have another strong youth under-23s this season".

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