Jurgen Klopp praised Liverpool’s youth for their “exceptional attitude”.
The German head coach told reporters when asked to discuss the Reds’ first League Cup outing of the 2020-21 campaign: “They deserved their two goals.”
He added, “The boys wanted to play football and demonstrated an extraordinary attitude.”
After a 7-2 victory over Lincoln on Thursday night, he also highlighted how important it is to “wear the jersey and show who you are” for the next generation coming through Anfield:
“Tonight, we played a very good game. It was clear to see. We passed the ball and finished off the situation.
“That’s how it’s meant to be [the second XI of Liverpool performing like their first]. Wear the shirt and show who you are. I’m satisfied with everything.”
“It was not good to have two goals lost, but it’s not a major issue. In a game like this, you can have difficulties,” he said.