Liverpool boss Klopp talks Fabinho, Kelleher and Jones

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp singled out three players this morning from last night’s Carabao Cup semifinal win at Arsenal.

Klopp was asked about the form of Fabinho, Curtis Jones and goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher.

Klopp says Brazilian midfielder Fabinho “was outstanding last night. The amount of balls he won, the areas he played. That’s absolutely helpful.”

On 23-year-old Kelleher he said: “He is the number two at Liverpool and you can’t get much higher than that at his age. We are more than happy with him. He is a John Achterberg [goalkeeping coach] project. There were a lot of steps to take since I arrived.

“He is top class goalie, calm, with belief, good with the ball, and on top of that he makes incredible saves. And what is better for a young goalie than to learn from the best goalie [Alisson] in the world.”

On Jones, Klopp added: “Look, you win a football game, a difficult one. You can only win it if all the players have perfpormed well and Curtis was really good in the last two games. II have known him for a long time and I’m one of his biggest fans to be honest.

“I saw him out my office when I first joined and thought ‘Wow, how old is he?’. He was 15 at the time but it was clear he was a massive talent. Talents need to work but he is doing his work and talents need to learn the game. Sometimes he needs a little push and he can have them more often if he likes.”

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