Pressure is mounting on Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool following their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The result means Liverpool has just two points from their first three Premier League games and are now 16th on the Premier League table.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford gave Manchester United the double lead in the 16th and 53rd respectively. Mohamed Salah pulled one back for Liverpool in the 81st minute.
After the game, Jurgen Klopp moved onto the pitch to have a conversation with Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese international was the captain of Manchester United for Liverpool after Harry Maguire was dropped to the bunch.
Jurgen Klopp revealed that he was discussing Lisandro Martinez time wasting mechanism during the latter part of the game.
What did Jurgen Klopp say about the conversation with Bruno Fernandes?
The German tactician explained after the game at a press conference, saying: “It was not animated it was the most harmless conversation I ever had with a player, who was obviously as emotional as I was.
“It was the situation with Martinez, who went down under an ‘awful’ tackle that was obviously nothing.
“He [Fernandes] made a bit of it, he was talking to me and saying, ‘you’d do the same.
“But it was fine after, he told me he needs these kinds of conversations. Okay, it’s fine, use me!”
Reacting to Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp told BBC: “The start of the game was exactly what everyone excepted, what United fans expected, they were after us. They started slightly more aggressive than us, they could more play the game they wanted than we could play the game we wanted.
“They scored the goal, which we had to defend differently, but that is how it is with goals. In the second part of the first half, we were there and caused them problems. We had massive chances.
“At half time we showed the boys a couple of situations we did really well and wanted to do that again but then we conceded the second goal. Then we have to chase the game properly and then you can get in a bit of a rush.”We scored a goal and we deserved it in that period and then you have to force it, we tried, have to admit in the end not good enough and that is why we lost.
“I don’t have a lot of arguments, we lost the game. On another day, with more conviction about what we are doing, we can turn it around. That is how it is.
“To play the football we are able to play, we want to fight. We have a good home game on Saturday and Anfield has to be rocking. We have to set the fire and the rhythm.
“We will try absolutely everything that every Liverpool supporter will expect – we will fight for our lives.”
Liverpool currently has nine first players injured. The likes of Joel Matip.Thiago Alcantara and Diego Jota are all injured.