Jurgen Klopp explains angry post-match words to Xherdan Shaqiri

Jurgen Klopp explains angry post-match words to Xherdan Shaqiri

Jurgen Klopp explains angry post-match words to Xherdan Shaqiri

"We have a good group and the only thing we can do is put out the best goalkeeper for Liverpool".

Shaqiri seemed to perform well throughout the game but was reprimanded by his boss at full-time to the surprise of many watching on.

Asked whether their first defeat of the campaign impacted morale in the squad, Klopp said: "It's not cool, it's not what you want". A lot of other players will come in - Jorginho, Kante and all these boys - so it'll be interesting again and I am looking forward to it.

"The best preparation for Saturday's game is Wednesday's game".

"It will be tough and intense for both sides". Xherden Shaqiri was Reds' arguably best man on the pitch but perhaps he missed a golden chance when he was through on goal. Striking back is a nice opportunity. Obviously we want to strike back, that's sport. But still we lost.

This passionate display may improve Shaqiri further, as he appears to be having a growing role in Klopp's team.

"We wanted to have Mo [Salah] a bit wider, so we had passed the ball to Mo, the whole bunch of players were in one direction - where we shot the ball, actually".

Alonso has been one of the keys to Chelsea's flying start with his rampaging runs providing goals and assists from left-back, prompting Sarri to claim the Spanish worldwide may be the best player in his position in Europe. "We have got to try and beat Liverpool".

Liverpool'take on champions Manchester City next weekend (Dave Howarth/PA).

"With Virgil we have to wait", Klopp said at a news conference on Friday. So far, we played Tottenham, PSG, Southampton and Chelsea so we are half-way through, and so far we did really well.

"Since the last global break we are halfway through (a hard run of matches) and have done very well performance wise and result wise", he added.

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"Before we started, it was clear the game at Chelsea would not be a children's birthday".

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