Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been questioned about his decision to leave new left-back signing Andrew Robertson out of his first two competitive squads of the season.
Alberto Moreno started against Watford and Hoffenheim, with James Milner on the bench.
Klopp believes Robertson – signed on July 21 – arrived too late to be involved early in the season.
“He’s in a good moment, developing well. Everything fine from my side. He came in late and has to adapt to our style,” said Klopp.
“We came back yesterday had a little session. It was an intense game in Hoffenheim. Things will change during the season. I have told them. As a player it’s not easy.
“The rule is if you train really well, work hard, everything will be perfect.”
A year ago we beat Arsenal 4-3, but defence was shambolic. Since, we've had 2 windows and have signed Andrew Robertson from Hull only. Why?
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 12, 2017