📣 Klopp on Brentford threat, injury updates and defensive record

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Alex Mott

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has been speaking to the media ahead of their game with Brentford on Saturday.

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Here are some of the best quotes.

Klopp on Thiago injury

“It’s not 100% clear. It’s a muscle in the calf. It’s an issue, obviously. After the international break probably. I don’t think it would be anything earlier.”

Klopp on Keïta setback

“Nothing serious but it keeps him out of Brentford, for sure. A little longer maybe, we will see. It’s painful and we have to see how he deals with it. Not cool. A good pre-season and played a lot of games but it happens.”

Klopp on academy kids playing their part

“We had a great pre-season and lots of the kids were with us. The coaches and the staff at the Academy are doing a brilliant job. Loads of real talents.

“Three played v Norwich and I was impressed, so was everyone. 16-years-old in an adult game, you don’t find 1000s of people who do that.”

Klopp on impressive defence

“Ali has made brilliant saves in moments. As a unit we have defended pretty well so far. No-one wanted to hear it but we have three new players in Joel, Virg and Joe.

“Palace was a new last line and we needed a clear defending attitude. We have that.”

Klopp on Brentford/Mainz comparison

“It reminds me of the time I coached at Mainz. We had to work in the transfer market clever.

“Brentford have a chance against us. They are well-drilled and it’s 3-5-2. Everyone is ready to make the extra yard with a new stadium.”

Klopp on Toney threat

“Brentford is a nice story. Ivan Toney, I have to say.

“They all work as a unit. He has the trust and faith and he shows what you can get out of a player. He was on the market, not sure who wanted him. Brentford did. It’s not about the problems you have, it’s solutions.”

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