Colombia’s Antena 2 today features an interview with Liverpool youngster Anderson Arroyo.
The left-back is currently having a loan spell at Czech side Mladá Boleslav, and has just returned action following the Coronavirus break.
And he’s enjoying the experience.
“People on the street are nice and I have had no problem,” Arroyo told Antena 2.
Regarding his training sessions with Liverpool’s first team, the player claims he hasn’t spoken to Jurgen Klopp so far, as he’s only approached South American teammates.
“The one I spoke with the most was Fabinho because of the language and because he was always by my side in the dressing room. He was the first person who approached me with words of encouragement when I had the injury. At Liverpool they have all been incredible people and they have helped me a lot.
“I didn’t get too close to Jurgen Klopp because he speaks English and although he was trying to speak to me and be attentive to me, communication was nearly impossible.”
Asked about the Czech league, Arroyo says it’s mostly about defending, and he’s learned ‘not to complain’ about his duties.
“Colombian football is more technical than Czech football, which is more about running and fighting. We like to have more of the ball, but here they ask us to fight for the game. Here it’s about fighting more than anything else, and it’s necessary to defend.
“Here I haven’t complained when I have to defend, I’ve had to learn to sacrifice more.”
Liverpool signed Arroyo in a move from Colombian side Fortaleza in January 2018. He was officially brought to the U-23 squad, and hasn’t had a chance to make his debut for the Reds yet.
The fullback had loan spells at Real Mallorca, Gent and now Mladá Boleslav. He’s supposed to return to England at the end of the season.