‘But a new start is very often a kind of relief. That says a lot about you.
“I watch the games of United and City because it’s interesting to see, but it’s not my job to count points and say “now they have this lead”.
On the one hand, the Ox is clearly a very talented player and during the final third of last season, the England global really stepped his game up and had, arguably, the best run of form in his young career.
“They are obviously in a good shape and moment, but a season is sometimes like this”.
Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Burnley at Anfield was a repeat story of what we have seen far too many times during Klopp’s reign as Liverpool manager as his team dominated possession and created enough chances to win ten games of football.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes his side have the depth in the squad to compete in different competitions but did not rule out signing reinforcements in January. Arsenal got a good price for a player who didn’t want to be at the club.
A defensive leader in the mould of Van Dijk would bring organisation and leadership to the back line, just as a more dynamic midfielder than Jordan Henderson would inspire those around him and provide a more solid shield for the defenders.
A Champions League qualifying win over Hoffenheim across two legs, a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace and a 4-0 dismantling of Arsenal gave rise to early optimism, but the team have not won any of their last three games in all competitions.
“We wanted to get the ball forward quickly and put them under pressure as much as we could and the goal came from a good diagonal with Robbie (Brady) winning the flick-on and sometimes you have to do that”.
“So, hide them as long as it makes sense and send them out as soon as possible”.
He said: “Clyney yesterday had the third or fourth run outside, not the highest intensity, but a big step”. David Fairclough, who had played in the first leg of the semi-final against Manchester City in 1981 before missing the final through injury, tells FFT that the reasons for the club’s success in the competition were straightforward. “But I’m really happy to have him here and I hope he is also happy to be here”.