Klopp on Fulham, Jota deal and Konate injury

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been speaking before their first Premier League game against Fulham on Saturday.

Here are the key lines from his news conference:

  • He praised Fulham for winning promotion with a good style of football: "Getting promoted in the Championship by playing football is one of the hardest things to do. It gets all my respect."

  • He says Diogo Jota, who has just signed a new deal is "not even close to his" top level.

  • Klopp is angry about the World Cup being in the middle of the season and compared player welfare with the climate crisis as something "everyone knows we need to change".

  • He says teenager Fabio Carvalho, who joined the Reds from Fulham this summer, is ready to play now.

  • Klopp added that Ibrahima Konate's injury means Nat Phillips is likely to stay at the club now.

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