Speaking to reporters after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over AC Milan, Jurgen Klopp discussed a number of positives for his side.
Klopp saw a strong Reds selection dominate their Serie A opposition at the Levi’s Stadium, improving on a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in their previous International Champions Cup outing.
Goals from Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino sealed the victory, and Klopp was in an optimistic mood after the final whistle.
As captured by The Redmen TV, Klopp’s post-match press conference saw the manager hail his side’s team effort, an impressive cameo from Sheyi Ojo and Origi’s game-changing display.
He also discussed his tendency to sign European players, with Marko Grujic, Ragnar Klavan, Alex Manninger, Loris Karius and Georginio Wijnaldum as key examples at Liverpool.
The 49-year-old rejected the notion that he favoured signings from the continent, however, saying “where they come from is the last thing I think about.”
“I know all the players mentioned have a wonderful working attitude, but I like Brazilian players too!
“They’re different but I like them, and it’s not really a thing I think about.”
Continuing his debrief, Klopp gave his opinion on Liverpool’s new luminous green third kit.
“In my country green is the colour of hope,” he explained.
“For me it’s green—though I’m a little bit colour blind—so it’s hope, and let’s hope everything will be good for us.”
Liverpool continue their pre-season preparations with a friendly against AS Roma on August 2, before returning to the UK to take on Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on August 6.
The Reds’ final warmup clash comes away to Mainz 05 (August 7), before they kick off their Premier League campaign away to Arsenal (August 14).