📣 Klopp on Jota, Elliott return, celebrations at Arsenal, 7-0 at Palace | OneFootball

📣 Klopp on Jota, Elliott return, celebrations at Arsenal, 7-0 at Palace

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Lewis Ambrose

Liverpool are heading to Wembley but there’s no time for Jürgen Klopp to take a break.

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He was back in front of the media on Friday morning …

On reaching the EFL Cup final

“We were desperate to go there. There were a lot of happy faces in the stadium and dressing room – the music was really loud.

“It will be absolutely great. The stadium will be in red and blue which is good. It will be a really exciting game with two football teams facing each other in the final.”

On Diogo Jota

“If you don’t have the basics no-one can perform miracles. Yesterday he had to do an awful lot to make it happen.

“I’m really happy for him. If you this quality, then it’s really nice that he showed it last night.”

On subbing Joel Matip at half-time

“We thought something was not completely 100% right. We had Ibou and Gomez on the bench so we made the change.”

On winning 7-0 at Palace last season

“That was a one off! These days happen, it’s a freak of nature and it doesn’t happen usually. Every shot we hit [went in]. They’ve changed and improved. They look like a really stable team now.

“It’s a really good Premier League team with a few really unlucky results I would say. We expect a really tough team.”

On momentum

“It would be great, to qualify for the final and then for the rest of the season. I don’t know. But last night the boys were flying – music loud, those kind of things. That’s how it should be.

“I’m really happy about that. We feel good in this moment but we need to create a different atmosphere until Crystal Palace because they do not give out presents.”

On Fabinho

“He was outstanding last night. The amount of balls he won, the areas he played. That’s absolutely helpful.”

On Caoimhín Kelleher

“He is the number two at Liverpool and you can’t get much higher at his age. He is top class, calm, with belief, good on ball and on top of that makes incredible saves. And what is better for a young goalie than to learn from the best in the world.”

On Curtis Jones

“Look, you win a football game, a difficult one. You can only win it if all the players are good but Curtis was really good in the last two games. I’m one of his biggest fans to be honest.

“I saw him out my office when I first joined and thought ‘Wow, how old is he?’. He was 15. We couldn’t have won the game last night without good individual performances and Curtis was one of them.”

On Harvey Elliott

“It’s outstanding to have him back. He’s an outstanding boy. He was out for a long time so we cannot rush it but he looked directly like he could play!

“I’m pretty sure after the international break he should be ready.”

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