By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes.
W/c Monday October 12th 2015.
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Jurgen Klopp says he faces a “huge challenge” at Liverpool, but that the only target the club’s owners have set him this season is to develop a “recognisable brand of football”. (Guardian)
However, veteran Premier League manager Harry Redknapp has backed Klopp to restore Liverpool to the English game’s “elite”.(Daily Telegraph)
Klopp took his first Liverpool training session at Melwood this morning – but with a squad severely hit by injuries and international call-ups.
Club captain Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke are all struggling with knocks of various levels of seriousness, and there is a long list of players away on international duty, including Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Ings, Joe Allen, Divock Origi, Simon Mignolet, Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel, with Jordon Ibe and Joe Gomez with the England U21s.
So basically he had Sturridge, Milner (rested from international duty), Moreno, Enrique, Lucas, Toure, Teixeira, Rossiter and a few crocks …
Jurgen Klopp has said he has no intention of poaching players from his former club Borussia Dortmund for the Reds.
“That is in no way my approach,” he told German newspaper Bild.
Asked if he had already secured commitments for spending cash the winter transfer window, Klopp said that was a subject “that does not interest me at all”.
“We are now in October and I still don’t know how many games there are until winter,” he added. “But there are a few, and we will first look at our own people.”
Having replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager, Klopp is moving into his predecessor’s former apartment, a £1.2m penthouse in Sefton Park for which he will pay £4,000 a month. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool fan DJ Spoony annoyed most of the 76,000 spectators gathered at Old Trafford for the Super League Grand Final on Saturday – by playing the club’s famous anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ over the public address system. (Metro)
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