Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has spoken concerning his side’s loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.
The game saw Raheem Sterling get an opener for City in the first half which later got canceled after Liverpool’s Joel Matip got a header in the second half.
The game then proceeded to penalties which saw Gini Wijnaldum being the only player to miss his kick to earn City a 5-4 win.
Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp expressed happiness at his side’s performance.
“I’m completely happy about the full performance.
“If you want to be prepared for Man City, you have to make a preseason game against Man City; no team plays like them. You saw that in a few moments in the first half, when they can do what they do. We struggled a little bit positioning-wise but that’s normal. We changed that for the second half, which helped us a lot.
“Football-wise, the second half was just really, really good, the best way you can play against City. They are in the early stages [of preseason] as well. They will be in a different shape in a couple of weeks, for sure. But having this amount of chances we had today is a very good sign for us, absolutely. I liked the game a lot. I don’t like the result, but I liked the game a lot, so for us it was very, very important.
“We will try everything. It’s not as much important what I could say but what the boys showed today. I thought they looked pretty hungry.
“That doesn’t mean it will work out, but we fought today after all the things that were said about the competition, both teams wanted to win it desperately, I saw that. My team is not in doubt about being satisfied or whatever, to stop working or stop running.
“The character of the team is still incredibly good. We had a difficult preseason but the boys did what they had to do and were affected.