Klopp hails 'outstanding' Brighton boss Hughston & shows great knowledge of Seagulls team
- Jurgen Klopp has shared some thoughts on the Reds' Saturday opposition.
- The German has given props to Chris Hughton for the brilliant job he's done at the club.
- The boss has also shown great awareness of the Albion team, naming more than 12 players and pointing out their key qualities.
Liverpool are currently on a 2-game losing streak, as the Reds lost 2-1 to Man City in the league and were eliminated by the Wolves from the FA Cup with the same figures on the scoresheet. On Saturday, Jurgen Klopp's men will be looking for kind of redemption at Brighton and the boss has shared some thoughts on the opponents with Liverpoolfc.com:
"Chris is outstanding. It is unbelievable. I don’t know exactly when and where he started with Brighton, but is it right when he went there they were fighting to stay in the Championship? So, that says all about the improvement of Brighton under him.
"It is pretty special, and people forget sometimes things like that. It is just a tough one to go [to]. The kind of defending they do and the style of play they have when they have the ball, makes them special. It is really difficult in this Premier League to have the position they are in with not massive money to invest. They do it really smarty.
"In Dunk and Duffy, they have an outstanding centre-half pair. Balogun, who I know from Germany, is a fantastic boy to step in if he’s needed. Full-backs, they are always really, really smart in bringing boys in from wherever. Midfield, I think Propper is playing his best season since he is in England – he is really, really good and full of confidence. Together with Stephens, it is a good pairing.
"Having Gross around them playing in midfield or a bit higher, then they are really creative. Murray or Andone are brilliant strikers. Then on the wing, you have March, Knockaert or Locadia, different players but again speed and technical ability. It is just a good team.
"Usually in goal, I didn’t know him [Matthew Ryan] really before I came to England, but Mitch Langerak was my second goalkeeper at Dortmund and I always thought is it possible for Australia to have a better goalkeeper than him? Yes, obviously because Ryan is fantastic on the line. It is just a really good team. He is just doing a brilliant job there, I really like that.
"But still, we want to go there and want to show we are a good team as well. We have to make life as difficult as possible for them and try everything to win that game."