Jose Mourinho launches impassioned defence of frustrated Alexis Sanchez

Oscar Cross
July 29, 2018

"We are not playing here to improve the team or the dynamic, we are playing here to just survive and have some not very ugly results".

Jürgen Klopp has finally spoken about Liverpool's botched deal for Nabil Fekir and says that if anything changes, he will be ready to react.

Shaqiri was introduced as a second-half substitute as the Reds completed their International Champions Cup schedule in Ann Arbor.

The Liverpool squad flew home immediately after the United game and will start a pre-season training camp in France from Monday.

"It was better than I would have expected, to be honest".

"Matic came from the World Cup with an injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem", manager Jose Mourinho said.

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Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri, a recent signing from Stoke City, marked his Liverpool debut with a brilliant bicycle kick that capped the scoring.

There was also further evidence that Mourinho's relationship with Martial is being stretched to breaking point, as he declared the Frenchman should be on his way back to the United States of America in order to help the team in their final friendly game against Real Madrid. It's a pre-season game so if you make mistakes you should lose.

'I would like to have two more players, ' said Mourinho. "Those were important moments in his career and now we have him and he can now play together with a few really nice football players".

As such Mourinho, who still remains hopeful of adding two new faces to his squad before the transfer window closes on August 9, feels the Chile international's disappointment on the pitch is understandable.

"It was wonderful to play with this great team, you can see this team has wonderful players, I feel good and I'm very happy". "When you see Joe Gomez playing in that role tonight as a central defender, he combines a lot of things you don't find in the transfer market, to be honest".

"The only real story I know from MI is the Fab Five", Klopp said.

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