15 July 2024

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Jurgen Klopp expressed his gratitude to Jarell Quansah, the only Liverpool player who appeared ‘alright’ in the first half of the victory over Wolves.

On Saturday, the 20-year-old made his Premier League debut at Molineux. With Virgil van Dijk suspended, Trent Alexander-Arnold out with a hamstring injury, and Ibrahima Konate still healing from his own injury, Quansah started in center defense alongside Joel Matip.

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Liverpool struggled in the first 45 minutes against Wolves, falling behind to a goal thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s strike. Despite the fact that many of his senior troops underperformed, Quansah’s performance drew Klopp’s attention. “He did well, he did really well,” stated the Reds’ manager. It was a lovely, pleasant experience for him. He always came on in crucial situations; he didn’t come on in close games or anything; we had to do something there.

“And today he was good, I have to say. In such a disorganised team like we were in the first half, being the one who looks kind of alright is a statement absolutely. So, really happy for him. He is obviously pretty happy in the moment as well. A good boy.”

Liverpool bucked up their ideas in the second half. Cody Gakpo, Andy Robertson and an own goal via a Harvey Elliott shot delivered the Reds a 3-1 victory and deliver a fourth triumph in the opening five games.

Mo Salah assisted Gakpo and Robertson, while he teed-up Elliott’s shot for the third goal. Klopp was full of praise for his talisman. The German said: “He is unbelievable, he is involved in everything. First half wasn’t great, obviously, but then – again – a different system and he is a key-moment player, definitely. He is always there when we need him. Like everybody, really stepped up in the second half. Really good.”

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