Liverpool will take to the pitch at Notre Dame Stadium tomorrow night, where they’ll face Borussia Dortmund, and thus kick-off the club’s three destination pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and team captain Jordan Henderson addressed the media at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, ahead of tomorrow’s exhibition.
Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour has now now arrived. Go here for part one of today’s LFC at ND news and notes. We begin with the YouTube of the Klopp and Henderson press conference today.
Both Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool saw their open training sessions moved to Alumni Stadium today due to weather and to preserve the sod in Notre Dame Stadium. A string of very strong storms, in addition to some extremely hot weather has moved into the upper midwest region of the United States.
Speaking of Notre Dame Stadium, Klopp is not a fan, although he does love the rest of Notre Dame’s facilities.
“Do you want the honest answer or the polite?” Klopp answered when asked what he thinks of Notre Dame Stadium.
“Everything is better over here….apart from the stadium.”
However, he does love what he’s seen at the school and the football practice facilities:
“Notre Dame is wow. No club in the world has facilities like University of Notre Dame. It’s not possible. “I’d love to have studied here. I’m not sure what.”
Liverpool are the reigning European champions, for the sixth time, but Henderson is hungry for more.
“It’s given us a taste of success and we want more of that.” he said at the news conference in Notre Dame today.
“We have shown that we can win a major trophy and we want to keep making history for this club and this team. We are very confident we can do that.”
Finally, an update on the betting related investigation surrounding former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge. The Football Association today announced that the Englishman has been fined £75,000 and banned for six weeks, four of which are suspended, for breaching betting regulations.
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