Due to Liverpool’s miserable form, most Reds have turned against Brendan Rodgers and see the likeable Klopp as a viable alternative.
Liverpool has flirted with what would have been a embarrassing low in its poor start to the season as it was taken to penalties by fourth tier Carlisle United, but came through to reach the League Cup fourth round.
The visitors managed to weather the initial Liverpool storm and even made the odd foray into Liverpool territory despite the Merseysiders continue to press them with real intensity.
They could not hit the back of the net against the League Two side, despite plenty of opportunities.
While admitting it is an incredibly hard task, Nicholas said Rodgers must take some responsibility for not replacing the likes of Suarez and Gerrard with like-for-like players or transforming the team’s style to suit new recruits.
First-team coach McAllister believes the spirit within the squad may have been galvanised by having to scrape past their League Two opponents. Fortunately for Rodgers, James Milner, Emre Can and Ings made no mistake.
And it was Bogdan who proved the hosts’ savior as he marked his competitive bow by stopping efforts from Danny Grainger, Luke Joyce and Bastien Hery to secure a 3-2 shootout success for the home side. Christian Benteke might possibly miss this game through injury, a pity as I am sure he would have enjoyed playing against his former team. “We just didn’t worry the ‘keeper enough”.
This campaign began promisingly with three successive clean sheets but they have conceded in the last five, with West Ham putting three past them at Anfield.
Klopp rose to fame with Borussia Dortmund following his appointment in 2008, winning consecutive Bundesliga titles a few years later and clinching the club’s first ever league and cup double in 2012. Roberto Firmino is rated doubtful. The Northern Irishman’s future at the club has been in jeopardy following the side’s disappointing start to the season, with a couple of dodgy displays over the past six matches in the Premier League.
He is also a doubt for the Merseyside derby at Everton on October 4.