- Title: Dream is to have a team full of Scousers, says Liverpool boss Klopp
- Date: 7th July 2020
- Summary: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 7, 2020) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER JUERGEN KLOPP SAYING: "Good, but it depends on how you see the future. It's a situation, but it's the future. In my life there was never period when I knew less about the future - with my future, I often didn't know, but the future for all of us, I think this is the first time that nobody knows exactly. So, we cannot cut that out of the general situation. The general situation is that we are all waiting for a vaccine against this awful disease. That's all of our futures. As a football club, we're not worried about the future. We have a good team and a fantastic - anyway, it's a good age group, but the future is already prepared with a few really, really good footballers. I'm really happy that the boys see it the same way."
- Embargoed: 21st July 2020 15:13
- Keywords: Brighton Graham Potter Juergen Klopp Liverpool Scousers
- Location: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA006CLT9UM7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he was encouraged by the development of the club's academy graduates and hopes to have an entire squad of homegrown talent at his disposal in the future.
Liverpool secured the top-flight title for the first time in 30 years last month, leading to suggestions that Klopp would give more game time to next generation players such as Neco Williams, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott in the season's seven remaining games.
That theory ended when Liverpool were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City in their first outing after being crowned champions.
However, German Klopp, whose side are 23 points clear of second-placed City, insisted that his long-term vision is to have a club filled with local talent.
During a virtual news conference on Tuesday (July 7), Klopp also praised Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter for revamping the club's style of play as his side prepares to face Brighton on Wednesday (July 8).
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