After the 0:1 test match defeat at RB Salzburg, Jürgen Klopp is “really” annoyed – and reveals an interesting detail from the past.
After a successful start to the new season with victories in the first ÖFB Cup round and the league opener against Wiener Austria (3-0), RB Salzburg put the next exclamation mark on their record with a narrow 1-0 win over Liverpool FC. In the prestigious win against the Champions League finalists of the previous season, young striker Benjamin Sesko scored the decisive goal in front of a crowd of almost 30,000 spectators.
“Huge compliments for the mentality with which this young team fought back. They will take a lot of experience with them and hopefully also a lot of self-confidence,” said a visibly enthusiastic head coach Matthias Jaissle on “ServusTV” after the game. His counterpart Jürgen Klopp, on the other hand, was displeased: “It really annoys us that we lost. Newcomer Darwin had the chance to take the lead after just 25 minutes, but only hit the crossbar. In return, Sesko gave Salzburg a 1:0 lead (31st).
Klopp praises Salzburg: “I like almost everything they do.
Both teams changed a lot in the second half, Klopp brought on Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold among others and put Salzburg under more and more pressure. The Salzburgers began to flounder, but remained without conceding a goal. “In the last 30 minutes we came at them like a thunderstorm. And of course you want to score a goal then. In the first half we made too many mistakes. We were too wide, our formation was not right. Salzburg did it really well,” Klopp said.
The 55-year-old was generally taken with the performance of the Austrian league leaders: “I like almost everything they do. But they are super young and you have to see how they handle it. I can’t judge that. But they are definitely good for surprises. Because they are simply well-positioned, aggressive and extremely dangerous, especially on the counter-attack. “
Klopp confirms talks with Salzburg as Mainz coach
In the press conference, Klopp also revealed that during his time as head coach of Mainz 05, he had contact with Salzburg regarding a coaching position: “Yes, there were talks at that time.” However, he did not want to reveal how far they went at that time: “We were so far along that it was possible to break off the talks. We parted amicably. “
Salzburg coach Jaissle, meanwhile, was mainly pleased with a successful rehearsal before the upcoming clash with runners-up Sturm Graz: “It was an awesome evening, in front of an incredible crowd against a strong opponent. But it’s a test match and we know how to classify it. At the weekend, it’s back to the league against a tough rival in the championship. And that’s what points are for. Unfortunately, there are none today. “