I love Jürgen but great managers have to adapt and sometimes rebuild like Fergie did many times for Man U,I personally feel the owners have let Jürgen down after winning the CL we didn't strengthen and then after winning the PL when for me apart from Jota was a poor window,we signed Thiago which lets be honest we have plenty of midfielders and although i think he's a good player doesn't bring anything more than we already have,if we were going to buy a midfielder as your post points out what we need it should have been a creative one that brings goals and assists,we went for a cheap option at left back as the club didn't want to spend the extra 5 million on Lewis our number 1 target who bloody Newcastle brought yes Newcastle,as for the CB position the less said the better.Shambolic.We have regressed and now I feel we risk losing the best manager we have had for 30 odd years.What puzzles me is why hasn't Jürgen played Gini in a more attacking role as his record for the Dutch is good,i thought that Jürgen would try that last night but although we played better we played the same tactics we have against every team that has put 10 men behind the ball this season even reverting to putting our best midfielder back into the CB position when we needed goals,many on the forum have said that we will see the best of Thiago when Fab plays alongside him but I'm yet to see that.I can't believe the drop off since last February (2020)and people can say the injuries,no crowds,covid etc... but every team in the world has had to deal with the same,they are excuses,we had a chance to solve part of the CB problem on January the 4th when we were in a great position in the league but the club choose to do nothing and wait for the last day to get bargain basement signings in,one of which hasn't even started or played any minutes in a competitive game for us but i'm sure FSG will make a profit on him and the other played in a team at the bottom of the German league with by far the worst defensive record and was relegated with another.I think FSG are getting away with so much and should be accountable for our decline,but don't tell CT or other FSG lovers that as they will spout the same bullshit that they come out with.We are Liverpool this means more.
Has it occurred to you that Klopp was the one who chose the wrong area to strengthen, for example Thiago, what was the need for him, how has he improved us??
We desperately need new forwards because Mane and Bobby have turned to sh*t and I would love someone a LOT more clinical than Salah, Jota is good in this respect but we need at least one more. Our shot conversion rate is utterly pathetic and the number of times we shoot over the bar is becoming a f**king joke now! Can't one of the coaches do some training on this, little hint lean forwards when you shoot, not back!!!
Another thing that drives me nuts are the number of floated crosses we have into the box, IT NEVER WORKS, so stop f**king doing it!!!!! Compare it to City where what they do is stagger their attacking players, then have someone run to by-line and PASS the ball to the one who is free, it's not rocket science FFS!!
As for the game yesterday we had to score first half, we had so many good chances, but I kind of think that even if we had Real Madrid would have stepped through the gears and started attacking our make shift defence, in any case with that defence I do not see how we would have won the CL unless the rest of the team were perfect and we have not been perfect in any game this season, far from it.