Lijnders reveals Klopp talk which led to Salzburg job & 2 other under-radar stories at Liverpool

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Lijnders reveals Klopp talk which led to Salzburg job & 2 other under-radar stories at Liverpool

Lijnders reveals Klopp talk which led to Salzburg job

Pep Lijnders has begun his tenure with RB Salzburg. The former Reds assistant manager said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo:

"The moment I came and signed for Salzburg was probably the moment where I could say goodbye to Liverpool - at least this is how it felt.

"Knowing that I would go into a club that really suits my ideas, my style of play, the way we want to build with young players.

"When we said we were going to leave Liverpool, Jurgen [Klopp] asked me: 'What are you looking for? What should the new club look like?'

"I said they should have a strong academy because I am a guy who loves to work with talent, loves to work with young players and help them to become their best version. That is what my life is about.

"Can you wish for a better club than Salzburg in terms of young players, talent, wanting to make the next step?"

LFC to use Liver Bird more often

The club has announced that they will use the historic Liver Bird emblem more often on their social media and mobile platforms. The club's crest remains the same, the change will affect only mobile spaces.

The change is necessitated by 'a need to make club branding much clearer and more legible in increasingly smaller spaces'.

Fowler shares opinion on Trent in midfield

England head coach Gareth Southgate has used Trent Alexander-Arnold as a midfielder at the Euros so far. Former Red Robbie Fowler told the Mirror: “The best managers build teams that are better than the sum of their parts.

“And if it ain’t working, then they fix it. Trent Alexander-Arnold is a case in point. Gareth doesn’t fancy Trent at full-back because he feels he has better options in Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier.

“But the gamble of crowbarring Trent in alongside Declan Rice in midfield hasn’t worked. If anything, an elite pivot has to be even more switched on defensively than a full-back because their role is to read where danger is coming from and plug the gap before trouble is allowed to escalate.

“It’s a specialist job. Asking TAA to do that when, in my opinion, he is one of the best right-backs in the game, seems strange to say the least.

“Trent HAS to play. Surely the answer is to deploy him as a wing-back, with Walker, John Stones and Marc Guehi stiffening the centre of defence.”

AuthorAleksei BlokhinSourceTribuna
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