Klopp states his verdict on Reds win vs Napoli: 'We know what we have to work on and we will do that'
- Jurgen is delighted with overall performance vs Napoli, saying a 5-0 result is not the most important thing about the game
- However, Klopp left displeased with a few stretches of the match as LFC gave too many spaces to Napoli
- He concedes that players returned to his disposal in a different physical condition, the issue to be solved ahead of the Pre opener vs West Ham
"To be honest, the result is something I'm really not interested in, [more] big parts of the performance. Pre-season, you can lose a game like this and it [doesn't mean] everything you did before was wrong and if you win 5-0 it [doesn't mean] everything was right. That's pretty much the case. It was, in a lot of moments - especially around the goals and a few more moments - brilliant.
"How we finished, how we scored in different situations, that was all good. Organisation-wise was good in the good parts of the game, in the average parts [it was] not good. You saw all the first half, we were 2-0 up but [there were] too many spaces for Napoli, so that's of course something we saw and we will work on, that's clear.
Alisson made his Liverpool debut today, and did not concede any goal vs Napoli. pic.twitter.com/0ZAukyP628— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) August 5, 2018
"[There are] different reasons for that; the different fitness levels of the players. Bobby [has been] in for four days, but he looked like he could play longer. Sadio, Mo came back longer [ago] but they are in a different part of the pre-season so they must be tired now - you could see they are. Endurance-wise they are not where they have to be for the start of the season so we still have to work on that.
"I don't care what people think now about our team, our squad, that's really not important. It's only important that we make sure that we get a team together for the Tuesday game [vs Torino] and then, even more important, for the Sunday against West Ham. They will be a completely different challenge, we know that already.
"So, don't let the expectations grow somewhere because the Premier League is hard work and not flying football. It's not about winning 5-0, it's about winning 1-0 five times much more. But, of course, it's much better than we would have lost 5-0 [and have] no confidence and need to work on pretty much everything. We know what we have to work on and we will do that."