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The beginning of the end for ‘breathtakingly arrogant’ Klopp – Bet 365 Casino Game

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Thisistheendfor‘breathtakinglyarrogant’Klopp

Inthebuilduptotonightsgame,JurgenKlopphadbeenaskedwhathehaddonetobringaboutLiverpoolsimproveddefensiveperformancesoflate,andwhathadchangedintheteamtocontributetoit。

“Nothing”hereplied。

Mostofusthoughthewasbeingalittlecoy,maybetryingnottodwellonitsoasnottoattractfurtherscrutinyonhisdefendersorgivetoomuchaway。

Butthenyouwatchtonightsmatchandyourealise…。

hewasactuallytellingthetruth!

HereallyhasdonenothingtoaddressLiverpoolsdefensiveproblems。

Onceyourealisethis,youbegintounderstandthebreathtakingarroganceoftheman。

Thisisamanagerwhosteamhaveconceded92goalsinthepasttwoseasons。

Amanwhosteamhavealreadyconceded23goalsatthehalfwaystageofthisseason。

Yethereheis,tellingthefansthatheisdoingliterally“nothing”toaddressit。

Andonceyouunderstandthat,yourealisethatLiverpoolsrecentdecentdefensiveperformanceshavehadabsolutely“nothing”todowithhim,andhavesimplybeenacombinationofcircumstanceandluck。

ItsbecomeincreasinglyapparentthatKloppisanextremelylimitedmanager。

LastweeksgameagainstWestBromwasacaseinpoint。

ThatKloppcannowbeinhisthirdseasonandyetstillnothavethenousortacticalacumentodealwithateamwhosimplysitdeep,isdamning。

ContrastthatwithPepGuardiola,whosManCitysidebreakthesetypesofteamsdownforfun。

Itsnotaboutthemoney,itsaboutthewayyouteachyourplayerstoplay。

Ofcourse,evenamanagerasgreatasGuardiolawouldbehamstrungwithakeeperlikeSimonMignolet,butagain,Kloppdeservesallthecriticismhere。

Eventonighthewasstillmakingexcusesforhim。

NowalotofLiverpoolfanssaythatthisisgoodmanagement,thatyoudonthangaplayerouttodryinpublicetc,andthatKloppwillprivatelyhaveanentirelydifferentpointofview。

Butifthatweretruethenyouwouldseehimactuponitwhenthechancearose,likeduringatransferwindow。

ThesimplefactisthatKlopphashadanumberofwindowstoproperlyaddresshisgoalkeepingsituation,andhehasn’t。

ThereforeyouhavetocometotheassumptionthatKloppisntjustsayingthesethings,hegenuinelydoesthinkMignoletisgoodenough。

Letthatsinkin。

Speakingoftransferwindows,thatiswhereyouseeexactlywhereKloppsprioritieslie。

Hehasspentalmost£150monGiniWijnaldum,SadioMane,AlexOxlade-ChamberlainandMoSalah,allattackmindedmidfieldersand/orwingers/forwards。

Thencontrastthiswithhisspendingonhisobviouslyproblematiccentraldefence:£4monRagnarKlaven,andfreetransfersJoelMatipandStevenCaulker。

Healsomanagedtostretchtoawhole£5monyoung,untriedkeeperLorisKarius,thustakinghistotalspendontheoneareaoftheteamhedesperatelyneededtoaddressto£9m。

Oh,buthehasmanagedtofindanother£50mforNabyKeita,yetanotherattackmindedmidfielder。

IwroteinalittlewhilebackwarningthatthelongerKloppremainsinchange,thehigherthechancethatthegoodplayersLiverpooldocurrentlyhavewillwanttoleave。

ItsalreadyhappenedwithCoutinho,andmorewillfollow。

DidyounoticehowSadioManewentoffshakinghisheadandlaughingsarcasticallyatKloppashesubbedhimofftonight?

Lastseasoninthisfixturehewasrunningstraighttohimtocelebratehisgoal,nowhe’sopenlyandpubliclyquestioninghim。

Youcantblametheseplayersiftheyendupwantingoutoftheclubbecause,toputitsimply,whywouldn’tthey?

Whatsthepointongivingyourallasanattackerwhenyouhaveamanagerinchangewhocaressolittleaboutdefendingthatyourhardworkisoftenunderminedbytheteamsdefenders?

KloppdidntmakethelikesofManeandSalahgoodplayers。

They’llbegoodanywhere,anditwillprobablybeinteamswhocanactuallydefendleadsandultimatelywinthings。

TheresasensenowthatthetideisslowlyturningagainstKlopp,andinallhonestlyhedeservesit。

Liverpoolhavenowdropped43pointsfromwinningpositionssinceKlopptookcharge,whichisthemostofanyteaminEurope。

Klopphasmoanedaboutfansleavingearly,yetLiverpoolhavefailedtoscoreinthelast10minsofgamesallseason。

Hehasmoanedatthefansandtoldthemtheyneededtobe“believers”,yetnowhecomplainsthattheexpectationattheclubis“alittlebitmore”thananywhereelse。

Andnowhemoansatthefansandsaysthatweshouldntquestionresultsashethinks“gooddraws”arelikevictories,andthatplayingwellanddrawingisbetterthanplayingbadlyandwinning。

TheGermanMarketpackedupandleftLiverpoolthisweek。

HereshopingJurgengivesthefansanearlyChristmaspresentanddoesthesame。

Smiddy(they’llfinish6ththisseasonifhestays)

Short-termismmightbehisundoing

Yesitwasamentalgameanditwastenseandexcitingtowatch。

ButfromaLiverpoolperspectivethesimpletruthisthatthe5defensiveplayersinthatteamwon’twinyougames,buttheywillcostyoupointsthroughouttheseason。

TonightitwasMignolet’sturntocostuspoints(again),butoncewewere2-0uptheentiredefencelookedmorenervousthaneversuchthatArsenalscoredthreein5minuteshavingnotreallyhadaproperchanceforanhour。

Kloppsuggestedthatrecentperformanceswillmeanhedoesn’tbuyinJanuary。

SadlyIthinkKlopp’sshort-termism(notbuyingadecentkeeperinthesummerbecauseMignoletplayedwellforsixweeks,onlyhavingonecentrebacktargetinthesummer)willultimatelyprovetobehisundoing。

IfwegettothestartofnextseasonandLovrenandMignoletarestillplayingregularlythenit’llproveKloppdoesn’thavewhatittakestoactuallytakeLiverpoolbeyondbeingthe4th,5thor6thbestteamintheleague。

Youcan’tseriouslysuggestthatthere’snobetteroptioninworldfootball。

Thereareatleast8betterkeepersinthepremierleaguealone。

Minty,LFC

Theartofnon-defending

ThishastobetheworstLiverpooldefenceIhaveseenanditsdrivingmemad。

OnlyLiverpoolcouldconcede3goalsinunder5minutestoatop4rival,itscriminal。

Thisseasonwehaveconceded5awaytoCity,4awaytoSpursandnow3awaytoArsenalpluswestillhavetogotoStamfordBridgeandOldTrafford。

I’mabigfanofKloppashedoessomanythingsright–hehasassembledafantasticstrikeforceandhassomanyoptionsgoingforwardhoweverifhekeepsonthesamepaththenthatdefencewillbehisundoing。

Outofourcurrentbackline(includinggoalkeepers)theonlyplayersthatIwouldkeepareClyneandRobertsonwithMatipagoodbackupsquadplayer。

GomezandTAAdeserveachanceastheybothlooktohavelotsofpotentialhoweverit’sunfairtoexpectofthemtoconsistentlyperformatsuchayoungage。

Thereareanumberofobviousareasthatclearlyneedaddressing:

Quality–ThereiscurrentlyaseriouslackofqualityinLiverpool’sbackline。

Lovren,Klavin,MignoletandMorenoalwayshaveamistakeinthemandthechancesarewhenyouhavethatmanyaverageplayersinyourbacklinesomeonewillscrewupandespeciallyagainstthetopsides。

ItwasnotablethatLiverpool’srecentrunofcleansheetsoccurredwhennoindividualerrorsweremade–thenalongcomesSevillaandMorenogoesonmadone。

HowmanyofLiverpool’sgoalshavebeenconcededthroughsimplemistakes–LovrenversusSpurs,SevillaandEverton,MorenoagainstWatfordandSevilla,KlavinagainstBurnley,andasforMignolet,wellwheredoyoustart–uptotheSpursgameatWembleyMignolethadmade13errorsleadingtogoalsinthePLsincemakinghisLiverpooldebut;threemorethananyothergoalkeeper(OptaJoeetal)andyoucanincludetheArsenalgameinthosestatsnow。

Ijustcan’tunderstandwhatKloppseesintheseplayersthateveryoneelsemisses。

Priorityondefence–Klopphasassembledanexcellentarrayofattackingandmidfieldplayersaswellasimprovingexistingplayershoweverhistrackrecordonstrengtheningthedefenceisabysmal。

SincebecomingLiverpoolmanagerhehasspentthegrandtotalof9millionongoalkeepersanddefenders。

That’smadeupof4。

2milliononKlavin(inhis30s)and4。

7milliononKarius。

AlexMannigerandJoelMatipwerebroughtinonfreetransfers。

OntopofthathehasgotridofSkrtel,Sakho,ToureandLucas(grantedastopgapdefender)。

It’sworthpointingoutthattheobviousprobleminthisLiverpoolteamwhenKlopptookoverwasthedefence,tohavespent9milliononcorrectingthis,over4transferwindows,isjustpurenegligence。

Istillcan’tbelievewepaid35millionforOxladeChamberlainandbroughtinnodefendersovertheSummer。

Leadership–TherearenoleadersinthisLiverpoolbacklineandtherehasn’tbeensinceCarragherleft。

Thebacklineisscreamingoutforsomeonewhocanorganiseandmanageadefence。

Someonewhowillbarkoutordersandrallythedefencewhenneeded。

YoualwaysfeelwhenLiverpoolconcedethatthereisanotheronecoming,theircapitulationinanumberofgames,notjustArsenalandSevilla,hasbeenawfultowatch。

Astrongleaderintheback4wouldgoalongwaytobuildingconfidenceandkeepingheadsupwhenweconcede。

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