What Jurgen Klopp said in the Liverpool locker room during halftime against Nottingham Forest

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discusses how his team won 3-2 against Nottingham Forest

Jurgen Klopp has revealed what he asked his Liverpool squad in the locker room at halftime during Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Steven Gerrard's son
Steven Gerrard’s son

A Diogo Jota brace gave the Reds the lead twice before Mohamed Salah secured a crucial three points. However, the game was scoreless at halftime prior to the second-half goal-fest.

Liverpool is now four games unbeaten, with the win moving them up to seventh in the Premier League table and, for the time being, closing the gap on the Champions League places to just six points.

And, after watching his team struggle for the majority of the season, Klopp has admitted that the Reds had no choice but to make changes in order to return to form.

Things have changed. Some things have shifted. “It’s strange to say after a game like this because we didn’t have to defend much, but the main difference between Leeds and the other games is how we defended,” he told reporters. “It was a lot better. Ball retained, compact, which does not only mean high-line but also moving the ball side to give options.

Mo Salah
Mo Salah

“I witnessed many top, top, top counter-pressing moments.” That was fantastic. That is extremely important to us. That has changed. I believe we are much clearer now.

“We have to prove it again (against West Ham).” It appears to have changed, at least for us. You can build on your solid defense if you are not only solid but also really good, aggressive, and positive.

“It feels like the first time we’ve had that this season.” It’s past midnight, but hopefully not too late. Now we must build on that. The most important thing in football is obviously our results, and overcoming this situation and earning three points today.

Jamie Carragher of Liverpool
Jamie Carragher of Liverpool

“All you have to do is look in the locker room.” The boys are not stupid; they understand that we were not perfect, but they are overjoyed nonetheless. Three extremely important points.

“I told the boys at halftime that we’d had these kinds of games hundreds of times where it was really difficult to get through.” You must be patient, remain positive, and seize the moment.

“I asked if anyone would be happy if they won the game 1-0, and of course they would.” That is, we fight, work, and play for this one decisive moment.

“In the end, we needed three, but that’s fine.” Yes, I believe things have shifted. But, in order to maintain and demonstrate consistency, we must continue.”








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