Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gives Joelinton assessment – as Newcastle United prepare for Anfield trip

Jurgen Klopp has compared Newcastle United’s new No.9 with one of their old ones ahead of the Magpies’ trip to Anfield tomorrow.

Friday, 13th September 2019, 14:04 pm
Updated Friday, 13th September 2019, 14:04 pm
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with Jordan Henderson during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 12, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The Liverpool boss believes Joelinton – an import from Hoffenheim in the summer – is very similar to Salomon Rondon, who left United when his West Brom loan spell came to an end in May.

"They sold Rondon, got Joelinton and he is similar. They have speed for counters.

"Newcastle are good, really difficult for them with Rafa leaving. For Steve Bruce, for sure has a difficult job but he has done fantastic so far. They have kept the style of last season.

"It won't be easy. People expect it, probably, but I am really impressed by the solutions they have found so far.

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