“We are very disappointed with the result against Man United”

The Japanese international captain has emerged as a key midfielder for Liverpool and started the game against United.

“Wataru Endo wants Liverpool to quickly shake off the disappointment of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League,” the club reported on its website on Monday.

Endo is currently a key midfielder and captain of the Japanese national team. After playing in the Japanese J-League and Belgian leagues, his performances earned him a move to Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga. He anchored Stuttgart’s midfield in the second division at the time and was an ace in his first season, leading the team to promotion to the first division.

In the 2021/22 season and last season, he turned into an indispensable part of the team. Leading the team in defense and attack, he saved them from relegation in the last round of the 21/22 season, scoring the winning goal in stoppage time in the last minute of injury time.

Liverpool’s attempts to sign Moises Caido and Romeo Rabia did not come to fruition. This was because both players chose Chelsea, but the case of Endo was different. Stuttgart continued to want to re-sign him, but this didn’t change the player’s mind. In the end, Endo moved to Liverpool.

At the beginning of the season, Endo was criticized for his inability to adapt to the tempo of the league and the different nature of the league. He also committed a lot of rough fouls and made inaccurate passes, which pushed him out of the starting lineup.

However, as he gradually adapted to the league, he showed the kind of performances he had shown at Stuttgart, and by the middle of the season, he had earned his place in the starting lineup as the lifeblood of the midfield. Fans began to rave about Endo as he put in top performances for a relatively small transfer fee.

Liverpool drew 2-2 with Manchester United in the 32nd round of the 2023/24 English Premier League (EPL) season on Sunday at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Endo started the match and carried out his duties as a defensive midfielder.

Endo played 69 minutes in the match, completing 79% of his passes, creating one chance, making five passes into the attacking third, completing 50% of his long passes, making one 토토 interception, making four recoveries, winning 33% of his ground balls, and winning 50% of his aerial balls, earning him a rating of 6.7.

After the game, Endo expressed his disappointment with Liverpool’s result. Speaking to ViaPlay after the game, Endo said: “I’m disappointed with the result because we had a lot of chances in the first half. I think we could have scored more goals and played a better game. I’m disappointed with the result,” he said.

He added: “We knew we had to start the game strong and I think we did that early on. We had a lot of chances, so I thought a couple more goals in the first half could have changed the result. But what’s done is done, so we have to be positive and keep going,” he added.

Endo is now a regular starter in the league and is regarded as one of Liverpool’s key midfielders alongside McAllister, and unlike his early days at the club, he has now settled in perfectly.


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