Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on 22-year-old Man Utd star

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Liverpool manager has heaped praise on Man United midfielder Scott McTominay. The German tactician is a big fan of Scotland international, who has been a regular in Old Trafford so far this campaign. Speaking about the issues of Scott’s national side, Jurgen Klopp identified McTominay as one of his country’s best footballers.

‘Scotland isn’t blessed enough to have 20 players from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh who are all world-class talents,’ Jurgen said. ‘But they have always had a big heart, proper fight, a good defence and could score a goal. ‘At Liverpool, we have to create a situation where our club can perform, and Scotland have got to do the same.

‘Expectations are too high. It’s not because you don’t win. As a left-back, you can’t win a game alone. It’s just not possible. ‘He doesn’t have to though because you have other good guys, John McGinn, what a super footballer he is, Robert Snodgrass, an excellent player, Scott McTominay has excellent potential.

‘So let them play and let the coach have time to create a style of play, a Scottish style. ‘But don’t put the boss under pressure to deliver something so immediately that he can’t live up to it.’ Reds Andy Robertson captains Scotland and faces a late fitness test ahead of the Liverpool’ first Champions League group match on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old left-back did not train on Monday due to a knock and appeared set to sit out the away match against Napoli. Scottish defender is an unchanged figure for the Merseyside club.