Jürgen Klopp is impressed with the way Ki-Jana Hoever Monday night made his debut at Liverpool in the lost FA Cup match with Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-1). The only sixteen-year-old Dutchman fell already after six minutes in the ‘Reds’.
How far took central back to the place of Dejan Lovren, the defender was soon in the race, injured, touched on his hamstring – and is therefore the youngest Liverpool debutant ever in the FA Cup.
“Ki-Jana has just done well,” concludes Klopp on the site of Liverpool. “Normally you want with a sixteen year old boy, wait until he is ready for it, but we had little choice.”
“So it goes sometimes in football. If you are needed in the team, then running the not how old you are, but for what qualities in your home. He has an excellent match played.”
How far plays only since last summer in the shirt of Liverpool, that the Dutch talent wegplukte from the youth of Ajax. The defender is normally in action for Liverpool under 18 or 23 years old and was at Wolverhampton for the first time in the selection of the main force.
Klopp defends many changes in basiselftal
That had partly to do with the fact that Klopp decided a lot of players rest. Of the original basiself were all James Milner and Lovren at the kick-off against Wolverhampton. That was on show at the Molineux Stadium, because Liverpool didn’t play properly and went 2-1.
“I have not much changed in my team because I wanted to, but because it was necessary”, defended Klopp at the end. “At best, I had Lovren also peace and want to give. But if I had started with a defensive centre of Fabinho, and how Far, they had said that I was the FA Cup not respect that.”
In the seventieth minute, at a position of 2-1, decided Klopp still hard forces Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in order to turn the tide, but it was of no avail. “We played better when they arrived, but our last three games were so intense, that the impossible had been with them to start.”
Liverpool, in the Premier League, only one match lost and with a lead of four points at head, can Saturday revancheren for the elimination in the third round of the FA Cup. The team of Klopp then goes on a visit to Brighton & Hove Albion.
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