Jurgen Klopp: 'We caused our problems ourselves'
- Reds boss states his verdict on pre-season preparations and delivers the plans for the upcoming games
- Klopp insists he wants to use as many different teams as possible during the pre-season campaign
"It’s still early stages. A lot of teams started only yesterday and we are already eight or nine days in.
"We want to use that time, we don’t want to make early tests in the games and say: ‘that’s not enough’. We only want to play as often as possible and work with the results and the performances. As long as it’s fair and they cause us problems, it’s good for us.
"I don’t think Tranmere caused us too many problems, we caused our problems ourselves but that’s part of football as well. It was a nice atmosphere, the pitch was really good. I liked the game.
"Now let’s do the next step. It’s much more important in the pre-season what we do in the sessions. In the games sometimes you see a little bit of it, sometimes not. You need to play football with instinct and we create this kind of instinct again.
"A lot of players will come back now in the next eight or nine days and then we have the next group and we are in America, they’ll then start training and all that stuff. It’s kind of a challenge but it’s the same for all the other teams as well.
"The plan is to be stronger after pre-season than before pre-season, reach the level from last year again and use that as a basis for the next step."