Jurgen Klopp rates Ki-Jana Hoever's Liverpool debut against Wolves


We want to progress in every game we play - whether it's the Champions League, League Cup or the Premier League.

Chelsea legend Tommy Langley has warned Jurgen Klopp he is taking a risk by focusing too much on the Premier League and neglecting domestic cup competitions, with Liverpool having fewer routes to silverware than the Blues.

The FA Cup defeat also condemned Liverpool to consecutive defeats for the first time this season, following their 2-1 league defeat to Manchester City, and it also meant that the side are now winless in the new calendar year.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for debutant Ki-Jana Hoever after the defender's first team bow against Wolves in the FA Cup.

Naby Keita started alongside James Milner and Curtis Jones in midfield and was one of nine changes Klopp made to his lineup.

"I think you've seen the character in the squad in the last few years and the players we have to know we will bounce back". They played within themselves and that's not good enough.

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"The goals we conceded against Wolves were really poor".

"It's a nice feeling and it's another game that we can look forward to now, Shrewsbury or Stoke, so we look forward to their replay and see where we have to go".

"You certainly couldn't attach any blame to the young lads".

"James Milner has been nearly faultless this season but he made a bad mistake and got punished with their opening goal". They tried their hardest but they were let down by senior players who didn't give their all. Then Neves, with the wind in his back, hit a nice little shot.

With the Champions League not set to continue until mid-February, Liverpool can now just concentrate exclusively on the Premier League.

Okay, they came up short in a very tight game against Manchester City last Thursday, but it was the Liverpool reserve team that lost at Wolves and it should not affect the mood ahead of what is now a massive game at Brighton on Saturday.