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Jurgen Klopp hails Manchester United midfielder

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Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay has been hailed as a player with great potential by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

McTominay has started each of United’s five Premier League games so far this season and Klopp considered him as one of the best players of Scotland, alongside Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson.

The left-back came in for criticism from supporters after Scotland lost both of their recent European Qualifiers against Russia and Belgium.

Klopp supported Robertson and claimed that Scotland are heading in the right direction with players like United youngster.

The German told the Daily Mail: “Scotland isn’t blessed enough to have 20 players from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh who are all world-class talents. 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 team can perform and Scotland have got to do the same. Expectations are too high [with Scotland]. 

“It’s not because of [Robertson] 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 player he is, Robert Snodgrass, a wonderful player, Scott McTominay has great potential. So let them play and let the manager have time to create a style of play, a Scottish style. But don’t put the manager under pressure to deliver something so immediately that he can’t live up to it.”

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