Here are the headlines of the Liverpool evening for Monday July 6th.
Klopp was looking forward to working more with Curtis Jones
Jürgen Klopp was delighted with the progress of Liverpool star Curtis Jones after the midfielder scored his first Premier League goal in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Jones was placed in the first team role this season, with 11 appearances in all competitions for the 19-year-old, including a memorable winner in the third round of the FA Cup 1-0 against Everton.
His achievements were rewarded with a new long-term contract at the club, and Klopp said he was excited about the future of the toxteth-born star.
“The goal is Curtis in a nutshell. His first touch in the game is pretty much an end and you have to be in those positions to get that kind of goal, ”he said in an interview with the BBC .
“He is really very special. He has signed a new contract that is good for him and for us. We will have a lot of fun with him in the future. “
Liverpool’s goal Thiago Alcantara praises the “great” Reds
Liverpool was heavily connected to a summer change for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara after discussions about his contract extension had stalled.
The Spanish international has no contract at the end of next season, and Bayern boss Hans-Dieter Flick has admitted that the club is not sure whether he will stay.
Jürgen Klopp was non-binding about Liverpool’s chances of signing him up after the Reds’ win over Aston Villa, but fans will be strengthened by looking back at Thiago’s comments last year before meeting in the 2018/19 Champions League in the past 16 years.
“We know this team perfectly. What they are and what they have ” he said before the first leg .
“You play great football and you gain weight every year. You are now fighting in the Premier League with the same points as [Manchester] City.
“They do it in the Champions League, not so well in the group stage, but they’re great.”
“We are looking forward to it because we expect a great game, not only against a great team but also against a great audience.”
Liverpool played 0-0 in the first leg at home to Bayern before winning 3-1 in the Allianz Arena to secure a spot in the quarter-final against Porto.
Referee admits mistakes in Aston Villa’s victory
Premier League referee Paul Tierney openly apologized to Jürgen Klopp after missing a series of incidents in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Klopp was outraged by Tierney’s decision not to foul Gini Wijnaldum in the first half, and was not shy about alerting him to his anger at another missed call from the referee.
However, in the absence of fans in Anfield, the referee’s comments on Klopp were clearly heard.
“I missed it, Jürgen. I am like the players, I will make mistakes. I missed it, so get over it. ” said the Wigan-born official .
Klopp was irritated by the incident, but Tierney’s mistakes had no definitive impact on the game.
Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones’ late goals secured Liverpool a timely return to Premier League wins last time after losing 5-0 to Manchester City.