Klopp explains team news by comparing Liverpool newcomer to German star

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has compared Champions League newcomer Leighton Clarkson to a German player.

Midfielder Clarkson made his first-team debut last season but made his first start in Europe against Midziland.

Reds Went to Denmark to play dead rubber; The Reds had won first place before starting the game with their opponents.

Speaking BT Sport Before the match, Klopp talked about the changes he had made. Clarkson, young defender Rice Williams Marked a start and started the Devoc Origin Front.

German coach Clarkson was compared to a former star player from his home country. But he did not reveal who he was referring to.

“I’m looking forward to the game,” Klopp said. “We have made some changes and we want to do that. But I thought this game would be the real banana if we hadn’t changed.

“But we are changing, bringing in new legs, bringing in natural passion and all things. We can create the right opportunity for it, and that is what we are trying to do.

“Leighton is one of the greatest talents in our club and he has been there for ages. He is a midfielder, number six, and can play eight.

“He is a very talented and good football player. There is a famous player in Germany who played like him, you have to go back a while and I do not want to put pressure on that kid.

“But he reminds me a lot. He is a good football player, a great football player, fast and physically strong. If you look at his legs they are not like the legs of a 19 year old boy, they are already grown.

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“I’m glad he got that opportunity.”

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Meanwhile, Liverpool legend John Aldridge has asked Klopp to bring Conor Cody back to the club.

Defender left for Anfield with Wolves and became captain at Molineux. Nuno Espirito has proven that he is a key leader behind Santo’s men.

Aldridge believes Cody will be the best solution amid Liverpool’s lack of center-backs.

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