After missing out on Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, Liverpool decided to go for the Japanese midfielder Wataru Endo, a surprise signing due to his age, and a few days after joining the club, he started the game against Bournemouth with 10 men and contributed to the victory.
He then made his first start in an away game against Newcastle. His sharpness in reading and positioning showed the quality of a veteran, but there were some scenes where he lost in the crucial duel.
In addition, the unexpected turn of events in the second game in a row, with the first goal conceded and the captain sent off, did not help, and it was a difficult game for both the team and the individual.
The Japanese captain, who was named in the starting lineup for the first time in his long-cherished Premier League career, revealed that he was committed to giving his best in a tough match, but expressed confidence that he could play better in the next game.
“Amazing feeling, a very difficult game we had to play with 10-men. It was a very tough game for me but I’m so happy to win it,”
“For me it’s very tough but I just try to do my best. After 10-men we just tried not to concede, that was my job. Of course I can be better. Second-half was very tough, but I just try to do my best.”
“Defensively I think I can be better.”
“Next time I hope we can play better and I can play much better, I just try to get ready for next week.”LFCTV