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Liverpool debutant Endo makes the right impression on Klopp

Jurgen Klopp was delighted with Wataru Endo's Liverpool debut in Saturday's 3-1 win over Bournemouth after admitting the new signing would have had "no clue what to do" tactically.

The Japan captain only completed his £16m move from Stuttgart on Friday and was a late addition to Liverpool's matchday squad after his international clearance narrowly came through on time.

But the 30-year-old was thrown in at the deep end when asked to come on moments after Alexis Mac Allister was sent off just before the hour mark - even if the task was made slightly easier as Diogo Jota made it 3-1 to Liverpool as Endo was waiting to come on.

"It was a horrible first game coming in," Klopp said. "He did absolutely all right. But he came there, he had no clue what to do. I spoke in the morning with him about how with 11 players it would look, but 4-4-1 was not involved in our conversation.

"I don't think he slept a lot in the last two nights but he came on and threw everything he had on the pitch."

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