The head coach of Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has commented on a victory over Watford in the 37th round of a Premier League (2:0).
About the early beginning of a match with Swansea (1:3)
It was tough for all of us. It was the first match at noon for me, the first team meeting at 10:00. I believe I was not in the best form during the meeting. How can I expect that my players will be good at 12 o’clock? We have played many times at 20:00, and there is a big difference.
We didn’t play too well, it is true. But the replacements in structure were not a big problem today. It was very professional performance. We made that we had to. Game wasn’t so spectacular or worthy the club’s museum, but we acted professionally. Liverpool was the best team in the field and deserved a victory so I am very glad.
About young players
We had to provide them chance, and they used this opportunity.
About a calendar
We have to play. We host Chelsea on Wednesday. It is one of the biggest games in the football world. If we start to rest now, there will be no chances in the final of Europa League in Basel. We have to do as we are supposed to.
Liverpool coped with intensity of matches for several months. We will cope with it as well next 10 days when we play with Chelsea, West Bromwich and Sevilla.
About Joe Allen
I have instructed at the team meeting that it would be great if we play “Joe Allen’s football: brilliant technique, ambition, vivacity and vigor. Joe is a great football player.