Klopp: I can not keep every Liverpool player happy


Xherdan Shaqiri's match-winning performance off the bench was no fluke during Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester United.

The win that took Liverpool back to the top of the table was just the midfielder's sixth Premier League start since moving to Anfield from Monaco as part of a €50 million transfer in the summer. "There was only really one good team out there", the former Man United defender said on the Gary Neville Podcast. I'd prefer to make these changes before the boys are injured. We scored only one but I don't think anyone expected to score four or five times or whatever. As I always say it is a decision for the coach.

"Of course the style, how they play, it's for me too", he added.

Jose Mourinho's equalised on 33 minutes with an uncharacteristic mistake by Reds keeper Alisson, when he was unable to hold Romelu Lukaku's cross and Jesse Lingard was first to the rebound.

Xherdan Shaqiri said he was itching to come off the bench after seeing the way Manchester United were playing against Liverpool.

"It was a lovely feeling to score two goals against Manchester United, an important game against a big rival for Liverpool, and to score in front of the Kop again was good". It was very important. But because of the result, we had no chance. And she also revealed how he was unleashed on United's 10-man defensive system.

However, the forward fully took on board his manager's tactical instructions when introduced to the game with the scoreline at 1-1.

In his third season, with all the money he's invested, with all the time he's had and boasts he's made, he's happy to admit now that Liverpool are just a better side and that all he can ask of his players is to try their best.

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Marcus Rashford was one of the few positives that had come out of the Louis Van Gaal managerial regime and ever since making that impactful performance vs Arsenal a couple of years back, the England worldwide has managed to keep hold of his place in the starting XI.

"In the end I scored two goals and we won the game, that's a flawless day for us". "But if you're coming out with all that nonsense." said a visibly exasperated Keane, before going even further.

They've been big goals, too.

"I'm in the ideal place here to improve myself and we want to achieve something, everybody together".

Fabinho and Naby Keita were both named in midfield in what is their first encounter with United as Liverpool players.

"Am I disappointed he's gone? Yes". "But I think they are not stupid".

"I can not keep players happy", Klopp told a news conference. I have to accept the decision.

"It is what it is". I'm sad about it, I wish him all the best. "He told me it was 100 percent football reasons and I have [to] respect that".

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We have some players with injuries and unavailable at centre-back. "We are going to decide but the first is to think about the match tomorrow because we need to receive information on how he can feel".