Klopp mocks journalists over Germany and Brazil friendlies

Date published: Wednesday 8th November 2017 9:08

Jurgen Klopp believes that the English should not – but will – read too much into England’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

England face Germany in an international friendly on Friday, before hosting Brazil at Wembley next Tuesday.

Gareth Southgate named an experimental squad for the games, and a number of players have dropped out through injuries.

Liverpool manager Klopp has therefore suggested that there will be few conclusions to draw from any result or performance.

“If you want to play a friendly you should choose another team than¬†Germany. And Brazil is the second one, that’s really funny,” Klopp said.

“All the journalists need to cool down and don’t expect too much. It’s not that they [England] cannot win, of course, but you make it too big if they win, too big if they lose.

“When qualification was over, people said now the problems start because the tournament is coming up. So England has a bunch of fantastic young players, that’s how it is.

“I’m not sure how Germany will line up but it’s a very good game for sure but I would not say it should be a sign for the future.”

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