Perhaps you can explain Kopp's changes to me then, in particular his starting XI because I still don't get it. Why would you not start your strongest XI against a team which has just come off a thrashing by Manure, we completely gifted them that first half, it was nuts. Starting the Ox as a forward was just insane and Milner, as much as I love the guy, just doesn't have it any more, not as a starter any way. I am starting to wonder what exactly Shaq needs to do to get a f**king start in Klopp's team, if I was him I'd be getting fairly pissed off and dejected about it?
BTW that is not to say that I am not thrilled with the win because I am, but just that it was an extremely weird match tactically and because we starte da weakened team we ended up having to play 120 minutes rather than 90 and a comfortable win.
All about fitness, and getting guys game time.
I agree it was a weird match. I said in the tactics thread, I dont think we will see us playing very well for a few games yet. Too many guys at different levels of fitness, pre-season was a shambles for various reasons, klopp has said this.
But hey, weve won our 1st league game, drew with city, and now won a super cup. Its a not bad start all things considered.
Southampton team selection going to be interesting, only really have today to recover, then probably light training tmrw. So I expect an even weirder team selection.
luckily after that its a full week till the Arsenal game, and then a week till Burnley.