Klopp ‘knows what he is doing’ with me, says Solanke

Joe Williams

Dominic Solanke is unconcerned by his lack of appearances under Jurgen Klopp and says he trusts the manager with his development.

The Englishman is behind the likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order at Anfield and has not been on a Premier League bench this season.

Solanke won hs first cap under Gareth Southgate last November against Brazil but his progress could stall if he doesn’t get more playing time soon.

However, Solanke knows he will get a chance in the first team and will just have to remain patient.

“Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through,” Solanke said.

“You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season.

“I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them.

“All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me. From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly.

“Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will.

“It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country. Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight.

“But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes.”