Football: Soccer-Klopp delighted with his fringe ‘Ferraris’ after win over Southampton

(Reuters) – Juergen Klopp gambled by making 9 modifications to his facet for Tuesday’s essential Premier League recreation at Southampton however the Liverpool supervisor was left impressed by his fringe gamers after their 2-1 win saved the title race alive.

The victory took Liverpool to inside a degree of leaders Manchester City forward of the ultimate spherical of matches on Sunday.

Klopp, already with out Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk as a result of harm, made a raft of modifications to the facet that beat Chelsea on penalties within the FA Cup ultimate on Sunday.

“After making 9 modifications, if it did not work out it was my duty, now it labored out it is the boys’ duty. I assumed they did exceptionally effectively,” mentioned Klopp.

“I’m so completely satisfied in regards to the efficiency it was a bit touching. It’s like having Ferraris within the storage.”

Takumi Minamino, one of many gamers introduced in, cancelled out Nathan Redmond’s early strike as Liverpool got here from behind to select up the win.

“That Takumi does not play extra usually, that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who’s in excellent form and isn’t a part of the squad fairly often, Harvey (Elliott) did not play for a very long time, Curtis (Jones) did not play for a very long time and all these boys ship, it is unbelievable,” added Klopp.

“It is absolutely powerful for the boys, however no matter occurs this yr occurs due to this group. It is phenomenal and tonight they confirmed it once more.”

Liverpool, who’re chasing a quadruple of trophies, host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday whereas City tackle Aston Villa.

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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