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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Don't overplay England friendly results, Liverpool boss Klopp tells media

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the media not to read too much into England's forthcoming friendlies against World Cup holders Germany and Brazil.

Gareth Southgate's side play the prestige matches at Wembley on Friday and Tuesday, but Klopp believes it is important not to put too much emphasis on the results.

Instead, he said the focus should be on continuing to bring through younger players after the success of England's underage teams in the last year.

"If you want to play a friendly you should choose another team than Germany," Klopp said.

"And Brazil is the second one, that's really funny. All the journalists need to cool down and don't expect too much.

"It's not that England cannot win, of course, but you make it too big if they win, too big if they lose.

"I'm not sure how Germany will line up but it's a very good game for sure -- but I would not say it should be a sign for the future."

Klopp said England have "a bunch of fantastic young players," adding: "The sign for the future was the Under-17 and the U20 World Cup successes.

"We have to make sure they are coming through."

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