Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has backed new Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp lift the club following their recent misfortunes.
The former Dortmund boss has failed to win his first two games for the Reds since he replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.
Liverpool played out a goalless draw against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and only managed a 1-1 draw against 10-men Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday.
“He has had a lot of attention in the press, but it isn’t easy because as a new manager you need time,” Koeman told reporters in today’s press conference. “I was surprised how they played the first 30 minutes against Tottenham.
“It was a very different Liverpool in the fact they did good high pressing. The game yesterday [against Rubin] was different, but that’s normal. You need time to put everything you want to put over as a new manager.
“It’s a lot of attention because it’s Liverpool, it’s one of the biggest teams in the Premier League. Maybe the system will change, maybe some players get an opportunity to show their qualities. What isn’t so easy is in one or two weeks to see a big difference. As a new manager you need more time.”
Southampton and Liverpool both have 13 points so far and meet each other on Sunday in what is Jurgen Klopp’s first Premier League match at Anfield.