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Klopp after qualifying for the League Cup final: Kelleher is exceptional.. and I reject what is said about our squad

Klopp after qualifying for the League Cup final: Kelleher is exceptional.. and I reject what is said about our squad

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Jürgen Klopp, coach of the team Liverpoolgoalkeeper Kelleher after he led them to the League Cup final last night at the expense of Derby County.

The two teams met in the 32nd round of the tournament, at Anfield, where Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties.

Kelleher managed to save three penalties, to lead Liverpool in the end to victory and qualify for the next stage.

Kelleher became the most goalkeeper in Liverpool’s history to have managed to save penalty kicks 4 times, after playing only 18 games.

And he said club In comments published on the club’s official website: “Wonderful! Let’s just talk about tonight, I can’t remember the others (the most saves in penalties in the club’s history), but of course they were also good.”

He added: “Tonight it was three really good penalties, they all shoot in the corner, so it’s not like it’s bad and they missed the ball or slipped a little bit before they shot, no, they were really good and he saved them anyway, which is massive. “.

He continued: “I think we never went back in some way and said Kelleher couldn’t play, no, it didn’t happen, he’s exceptional, totally exceptional, it wasn’t his best season so far because he came back from vacation and he got injured and it took him a very long time to get him back in training and back. to his fitness.

And he added: “The goalkeeper coaches are doing a great job, he (Kelleher) is an example of that and I am sure he will say exactly the same, what he achieves thanks to them. He smiles but when he smiles you know it means a lot to him, really cool.”

And on whether his reputation as an outstanding goalkeeper frightens opponents, before or during execution, Klopp said: “He still has a lot of years in the goalkeeper position, so if he can keep this record, it will be exceptional and it will be completely crazy numbers. He did really well.”

Regarding the team’s performance in the match, Klopp confirmed: “I liked it, it’s the most difficult thing in football if you put a team together and then you face an opponent who defends deeply, has a lot of good players, they rely on counter-attacks, long balls, fixed balls, and all of those things.” “.

He admitted: “Obviously we didn’t have much time to prepare for the match but we can at least train once because of the formation change. But we have to do two things: make sure we don’t take anyone’s risk, which is very important, and the other thing is that we really like giving the boys a chance.”

So now you can imagine, if we lost the game tonight on penalties, if people hadn’t seen the likes of Stefan, Bobby, Ben, Mel, Leighton, Fabio a little bit older, anyway, Calvin of course, and then Harvey came along, so there was Eight or nine really young boys and it’s very nice to see them, so you can give them the chance to play real football against a team that clearly wanted to succeed.”




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