How Jurgen Klopp feels on Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota adapting at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp is confident Liverpool 's new boys won't take too long to figure out how the Reds roll.

As the Kop boss puts it, it's not exactly rocket science to work out the all-action style of play the German favours.

Liverpool have brought in Thiago Alcantara – a doubt for tonight's clash with Arsenal – and Diogo Jota as well as left-back cover in Kostas Tsimikas this summer.

Thiago has already made his debut, impressing in 45 minutes against Chelsea last weekend while Jota and Tsimikas are still waiting for Premier League appearances in red.

“You are right that is a challenge – but that is the situation,” Klopp said when asked about how difficult it will be to integrate them into his side with so many games coming up and less time on the training pitch.

“You cannot train a lot of intense stuff in between the games, but you can work on tactics. That is possible.

“Not for very long but working on tactics is possible.

“Work on positioning and things like this you do a lot in meetings and in talks and then on the pitch as well.

“I don’t know how often we can do it during a week, we will see. But it is a constant process. Let me say it like this.

“On the other side, our football because I am a pretty simple person our football is pretty simple.

“It is not rocket science and it is not that complicated what we do. It just needs a little time to get used to it in moments: counter press stuff like this.

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“It will not take ages, it will take time. We will see how long.”

Alisson is also in danger of missing today's clash with Thiago but even if the Spain midfielder doesn't make it then Klopp has no concerns about his midfield.

The fact Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum were more than good enough to help the Reds romp to the title last season would prove that.

“If you think I have to tell you that we had a pretty midfield before, no problem,” said Klopp.

“I thought that was clear before. I get it.

“At this time of the year, even in a Covid year, it is for some people the most exciting time of the year when they say, ‘okay, new players coming in’.

“Everyone talks about signings and who is coming in.

“Then all of a sudden we announce Thiago Alcantara and obviously that is completely normal that people go completely crazy and mad and draw all the different pictures and stuff like this for how we could look now.

“With football you cannot just put in a player and say now we are 20 per cent better. It is just not the case.

“I have said it before it is difficult to improve this team. It is difficult but it is possible and that is what we try on the training pitch and with signings.

“Once again, I loved my midfield before and the players who were there and did the hardest work ever to make this team successful. It is a tough task to be part of this.”

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