‘I liked his game’ – Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool will miss the ever-improving star

Jurgen Klopp has hailed another impressive performance from Wataru Endo as he prepares to part ways with the Liverpool midfielder.Endo was a vital player in the Reds’ 2-0 Premier League win on Tuesday night. After a slow start to his Liverpool career following his summer move from Stuttgart, the 30-year-old has stepped up to the plate as a defensive midfielder, especially with Alexis McAllister still sidelined with a knee problem.

However, Endo is set to leave after next Monday’s home game. Japan will represent Newcastle United in the Asian Cup, with the final not taking place until February 10. And Klopp said: “I’d like to say I liked his performance. It’s a bit disappointing that we’re just at the start and we’re heading into the Asian Cup. This is. That’s great.

“What a boy, what a player. He is very important, but we will have to play without him to some extent in January. But against Newcastle it’s still there. Then the boys leave and we have to find another way.”Now I’m very happy for him. It took him a while to show how good he really is, but now we can see. I’m very happy about that.” Klopp made five changes to the side that drew 1-1 with title rivals Arsenal on Saturday.

Jarrell Quansah  made just his third Premier League start. And the Reds boss said of the 20-year-old’s form: “It was amazing. Very good. We had a lot of games and Jarell was a consistent part of the first team(s). There is no schedule due to the number of games we play. If all are correct, one will start and the other will not.

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