Liverpool manager has said that new signing Ozan Kabak is available for Sunday’s match against Manchester City.
“Yes he has international clearance, in the last 10 minutes!”Jurgen Klopp on Ozan Kabak’s availability
“In an ideal world, you have a few weeks to work together on defensive things. Ben and Ozan had yesterday an analysis meeting and they trained. Proper training session today and tomorrow and after that we will see [if they will be ready to play]Jurgen Klopp continuing on Ozan Kabak
New Liverpool Centre-half Pairing
The German manager also discussed Ozan Kabak earlier this week in an exclusive interview with the club.
“…the good thing is it’s football still and in Germany they play football and they play football in the Championship, so that’s now not the problem.”Jurgen Klopp on Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak adapting to Liverpool
The boss went on to discuss that although they both have been playing regular football, coming into Liverpool may be a bit more difficult. He touched on just how many centre-half pairings the club has had.
“But how I said, coming into the defence, so 12 or 13 different centre-half pairings and that makes it more difficult”Jurgen Klopp on the difficulty of coming into Liverpool’s defence
The Liverpool boss is famous for long introductory periods for new signings. He has expressed belief that it is important for players to be fully engrained in the squad before making a debut.
But we obviously don’t live in an ideal world and that means we have to be smart, we have to be quick and we try everything to do that. There are different things we can do and help them and that it goes faster.Jurgen Klopp on these not ideal times
It seems that both of Liverpool’s new signings could be in line to make their debut against Manchester City this weekend.