Jurgen Klopp: There was too much pressure on Oxlade-Chamberlain early on

Lawrence Cooper
September 20, 2017

Liverpool's defensive woes, which were present when Klopp took charge of the club in October 2015 have not gone away; the Reds have already conceded nine goals in the Premier League, the second-highest in the division.

Leicester City grabbed second-half goals through Shinji Okazaki and record signing Islam Slimani to earn a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the League Cup third round on Tuesday.

The sides meet again at the weekend in the Premier League.

Since crossing to Anfield in late August, Oxlade-Chamberlain has made two substitute appearances and will make his first start against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup.

"When the season starts, now we are really in this three-games-per-week rhythm and during the worldwide break he was with the national team".

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"When Alex was probably 18 or 19, people thought he could be "the" man - how a lot of people think a lot of the time pretty early", he said. "But it is a long-term project so I have no problem".

We are obviously together with him and the analysts to show him how we want to play him in this position and in that position. They scored too easy.

Burton face the daunting task of a trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday, 11 years after they held United to a 0-0 draw at home in the FA Cup before losing the replay 5-0.

'We play different to Arsenal, that's clear, ' Klopp explained. "It's remarkable how far we have come".

"You are in a situation with your old club - and I don't say this about Alex specifically - and you accept it and it is hard to make the next step".

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