In all fairness, dropping players is an effective management tool for:
1) giving them a much needed rest when their bodies require; and
2) lazy and demotivated players who need to be penalised, for them to achieve their best outcomes. It’s probably very much like some little kids who need to be threatened for them to behave the way you want.
In my own view, the players are already motivated, grown up men. They know what they need to do after a poor performance. There isn’t a need to drop players haphazardly and unnecessarily unless there are very good reasons that will achieve better outcomes.
So yes, I’m not totally against this. In fact, I recognise its use in certain situations. It’s just that with the players we have, there isn’t a need for this to achieve better outcomes. Creating strive amongst players may backfire on teamwork and morale too. Anyway, Klopp’s in charge. Who are we to judge him?
We are the keyboard warriors, that's who!
Klopp is ruthless enough, but if I compare it to the business world, if someone who works for me is not performing up to standard, either through incompetence or apathy, that reflects on them but it also reflects on me, particularly when I am the person responsible for determining who is filling the positions meant to perform the work I am responsible for. Yes there are management decisions, but a major part of it is identifying the right people to do jobs and giving them the environment in which to perform at a high level.
All to say Jürgen and team do a great job of identifying the right people to be part of the squad, and recognizing who don't have the proper mentality for it. That doesn't mean you can just clear out everyone instantly (there are legal, financial and relational reasons why you sometimes have to wait), but once you have the right people on board, there shouldn't need to be a whole lot of drama.
Along with this, having realistic expectations for evaluation, looking for patterns of behavior and performance rather than going ape over moments in time, helps sustain that positive working environment. Klopps seems a master at this.EDIT: And the parent/child analogy could be an entirely different discussion, but I'm sure I'd be an outlier on those ideas - and a total bore (more than usual I mean).