"It's hard for them", Klopp said of his two new midfielders.
"We are in July, we started the pre-season past year in July, so for 12 months, these boys have had three weeks off". If you make a mistake in a Champions League final, it's a mistake you can not change anymore, even if you want to - and we all want to. Firmino is a fantastic player and I'd have him in the team all day long but he's not a No 9. "He was influenced by that knock - that is 100%", he was quoted as saying by BBC.
Monaco fans' reaction and warm reception to Fabinho's tweet ought to indicate that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has signed a superb talent and one who can help take the Merseysiders to the next level during the 2018-19 campaign.
Karius made glaring mistakes to allow two of Real Madrid's three goals, throwing the ball straight at Karim Benzema, who scored Los Blancos' opener, and spilling a long-range Gareth Bale strike into his net for the final goal of Liverpool's 3-1 defeat. We do not use it as an excuse.
I am happy. The work is going on and why should we stop until the window is done?
I thought it was too late, you can not check that but now I know a concussion isn't coming and going in a day - if you have one, you see it days later.
His returns of 44 strikes was also the second highest by a Liverpool player in a single season, in the history of the club, only behind Ian Rush's tally of 47.
The experienced defender is predominantly a centre-back but he's capable of playing anywhere across the back four so his versatility would be a useful asset for Klopp if Liverpool were able to get a deal agreed.
"If you make a mistake in a Champions League final, it's a mistake you can not change anymore, even if you want to - and we all want to", said Klopp.
"Monaco played a completely different style, so Fabinho probably needs a few more days. I know we can achieve a lot of things together".
"They have to do a lot of fitness work in the U.S. and we will see when they can play or whatever".