There could also be a familiar name in the Southampton line-up on Saturday, with young right-back Tino Livramento becoming a regular in their team after leaving Chelsea over the summer. Tuchel, who named Livramento on the bench twice in the Premier League last season, explained the club saw his potential, but ultimately respected the player’s wish to move on.
‘He was highly rated, we did everything to keep him here, to show him his future and his possibilities to compete also for a position in our team. He decided to go, that’s his decision, sometimes you have to accept it, there are no hard feelings.
‘He was of course competing with Reece James and Azpi in the right wing-back position. I think it was an ideal position for him to fight and the group is not too big so there was a big chance also to make it all the way.
‘If Tino decided to go, it’s fair enough, he does very well, we wish him all the best. Of course we saw the potential, he decided to go another way and fight for his place in Southampton and that’s how the business is.’