The manager is not sh*te but he is stubborn, Jürgen is very very good but I do feel he has lost his way a bit after Buvac left, remember that it was Klopp himself who referred to Buvac as the tactical brains in his team an dI'm not sure Ljinders has quite filled those boots.
Allison is one of the best signings ever, anyone who says otherwise is a moron.
We have very good midfielders if only Jürgen will take a chance on them, he needs to take a risk and stop relying on the old guard of Henderson and Milner, they will never win us anything but they are still useful to have in the squad.
We have superb strikers but they are currently being starved of service because of the poor and negative midfield style compared to last year.
Klopp is very good at signing players. He didn't sign Moreno, Mignolet, Henderson, Lovren... He signed Alisson, Van Dijk, Salah.. etc .. it's his ability to get such amazing talent that gets us results.
Before anybody says about unbeaten this season, we've been very lucky, bad performances won't work forever. It's because we have such good players we can win when playing badly. Klopp had the defense sorted with Van Dijk and Gomez as CB with Robertson and Trent as FB, but he's destroying it to accommodate players such as Lovren who should be rotated and not accomodated. Alisson is world class, he deserves all the credit for our success so far this season. When he gets MOTM in a game we lost that speaks volumes. Our forwards are class and will improve throughout the season. Where Klopp gets it wrong is midfield. I constantly moaned about Henderson, Mignolet and Moreno... only Henderson is left but I don't think we need to worry, Klopp was slow to replace Moreno and Mignolet... He even praised them. Henderson is running out of chances, he signed Fabinho for a reason. I honestly think Henderson has put Klopp in a bad position now and it is coming to a fork in the road, last season this fork was Mignolet. This season it is;
a) drop Henderson
b) lose credibility
I'm 80% sure it will be a and Keita or Fabinho will get more minutes. Henderson's drop into squad player has already started. Juventus is a must win game, if Henderson starts and we don't get out the group, Klopps invincibility will be gone and the fan base split. Klopp won't risk that. He knows the problem, that's why he lost control to get himself touchline ban against Napoli. Klopp never loses it with refs, but his anger is deeper than that. If we go out and thrash Everton 5-0, Klopp has to understand that this is our first xi. It's important for a very functioning midfield to display what we're missing. Seeing players on training is not the same as seeing players on match day, Klopp seems almost tricked by training performances.
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