"It's a new experience for me because Klopp has a different style of work from the way I'm used to - but this is something I will learn".
Having come through some tough times, he is confident that he can live up to the expectations that surrounded him as a teenager.
"Somebody asked me: 'Is the level of the game because of the intensity?' Already in the question, there is criticism; it could have been better if you were fresher".
"I maintain that Chelsea, if they had an out-and-out "goal-getter" they could join these two [Liverpool and City]", said Souness on Sky Sports. "But I'd love to play with him for many more years", he said. "As Riyad, I've been practicing [penalties]".
It took until the 62nd minute for both teams to register a shot on target as they cancelled each other out, before City were given a golden opportunity when Virgil van Dijk was adjudged to have upended Leroy Sane in the penalty area.
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Interestingly, the Frenchman's row with Mourinho hit an all-time low last month, after a training ground bust-up. Being here is already something big for me. "I'm adapting.
"Obviously I'm not that happy", he told reporters. You need to finish.
"We made it hard for them and they made it hard for us at times but that's how it is".
"But we played City today".
He is now with the Brazil national squad - along with Liverpool teammates Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino - for friendlies with Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the coming week. Even when we won 3-0 at home, 4-3, 2-1 at City, over the full match it was never like this.
"That is a really good group, a really strong football team". Don't lose the ball in the wrong moment, otherwise you have big problems.
Competition for Rabiot will be fierce, but Liverpool must prepare their pre-contract offer now, ready to go for when he can sign, and kickstart Klopp's summer transfer business early.
I've seen that probably more than most people over the past couple of years and I know now that the way things are today, they're not always going to be that way.