“Since I’m in (at Liverpool) not only the players we have but half the Premier League if you ask “Where is he coming from….”
Klopp’s side take on Southampton in the Premier League on February 11 and he’s admitted Lallana’s remains a doubt to feature in the starting line-up.
The south coast outfit haven’t beaten one of the “big six” in the league since Ronald Koeman was in charge way back in April 2016 – a worrying statistic going into Sunday’s game.
However, the club’s home form is still a nagging concern.
Southampton’s win at West Brom last weekend was big for them because they had waited so long for a Premier League win – 12 games and 10 weeks to be exact – and this game is a hard one to call.
“As I played in another role at Hoffenheim, behind the attackers, I needed some time to adjust”.
There are no fresh injuries for Pellegrino.
Virgil van Dijk is getting used to being the centre of attention.
The Reds head to Anfield looking to build momentum after being denied victory against top-four rivals Tottenham last weekend with a controversial stoppage-time penalty from Harry Kane.
The Dutchman has had a mixed start to his Reds career and will hope to put in a dominant display against his former club at St Mary’s tomorrow.
Jurgen Klopp will speak with Virgil van Dijk ahead of his Southampton return.
Despite Van Dijk scoring the victor in an FA Cup Merseyside derby on debut against Everton, the Dutchman hasn’t had an easy start to his Liverpool career with Klopp’s men failing to win in his last three appearances against Swansea, West Brom and Tottenham.
After three seasons away from the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp has guided the Reds to the last 16, where they face Porto in their first leg clash next Wednesday. However, it was typical of Liverpool in recent seasons.
The England midfielder grabbed Tottenham’s George Marsh by the neck and was sent off – Klopp was far from impressed, but hasn’t banned Lallana from first-team action.
As a product of the Saints youth academy, he has often provided reliably consist performances for the team, albeit, without the end product that has recently been added to his game.
Ironically, while Liverpool has won one of four matches with Van Dijk in the team, Southampton has lost just one of seven matches since he left. He was not happy after the last game with the last situation. In Liverpool, you have enough to talk about it for the whole week. Klopp appreciates all of the extra things that Firmino brings to this Liverpool team that nobody else can.